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.
Early Origins of the Crebs family
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).
Early History of the Crebs family
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.
Crebs Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Krebs, Krebbs, Kraebs, Krebbes, Krebz, Crebs, Crebbs, Krevet (medieval form), Crebis, Krebis, Kraew, Krew and many more.
Early Notables of the Crebs family (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.
Migration of the Crebs family to the New World and Oceana
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.
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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