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The noble surname Crebs emerged in Pomerania, which is a territory of Germany and a maritime province of Prussia. Pomerania is bounded on the south by Brandenburg, on the west by Mecklenburg, and on the east by Poland. During the 5th century, Pomerania was settled by Pommern, who were a Slavic tribe. Pommern, which means on the sea, became the name of this region during the reign of the Charlemagne.

Crebs Early Origins



The surname Crebs was first found in Pomerania, where the family rose to prominence early in the mediaeval era. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Krevet von Rostock (c.1300,) and Erhard zu dem Krebis of Strassburg (1371).

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Crebs Spelling Variations


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Crebs Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Krebs, Krebbs, Kraebs, Krebbes, Krebz, Crebs, Crebbs, Krevet (medieval form), Crebis, Krebis, Kraew, Krew and many more.

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Crebs Early History


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Crebs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crebs research. Another 373 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1311, 1803, 1787, 1690, 1762, 1713, 1780, 1493, 1690, 1762, 1713, 1780, 1755, 1741, 1814, 1804, 1880 and 1827 are included under the topic Early Crebs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crebs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crebs Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the name Crebs at this time were Johann Tobias Krebs (1690-1762), a German organist and composer; Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-1780), a prominent German composer and Friedrich Krebs (died 1493), an early German organ builder; Johann Tobias Krebs (1690-1762), a pupil of the great Johann Sebastian Bach, he was...

Another 88 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crebs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Heinrich Krebs, who settled in Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania in 1734; and Hermann Krebs, who settled in Texas in 1847.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crebs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crebs (post 1700)



  • Caswell J. Crebs, American jurist, Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court
  • John Montgomery Crebs (1830-1890), American officer and brigade commander in the Union Army during the American Civil War and politician, a U.S. Representative from Illinois
  • John Montgomery Crebs Jr. (1869-1955), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1912, 1916

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    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Crebs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crebs Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 August 2016 at 23:19.

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