Creutz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Creutz surname has several possible origins. The "Kreitz" variation of this surname was inspired by the town of Kreitz, which lies near the city of Neuss in northwestern Germany. This type of surname generally arose when an individual moved from one settlement to another, and was then referred to by the name of his place of origin. "Kreitz" may also have been derived from the German word "kreuz," denoting a "cross." The first bearers of the surname might have worked a field or plot of land shaped like a cross, or lived near a prominent cross that served either as a religious symbol or as a boundary-marker (crosses were commonly used for this purpose in the medieval period). It is also thought that the surnames "Kreuz" and "Kreitz" may have come from a sobriquet referring to someone who had served under the banner of the Cross in a Crusade.

Early Origins of the Creutz family

The surname Creutz was first found in the region of the North Rhine- Westphalia, where members of the Creutz family were no doubt integral parts of the Feudal System that became the backbone of early European society.

Important Dates for the Creutz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Creutz research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1753 and 1812 are included under the topic Early Creutz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Creutz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kreitz, Kreuz, Kruetz, Kreutzer and others.

Early Notables of the Creutz family (pre 1700)

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Creutz migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Creutz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Catharina Creutz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1725
  • Bernhard Creutz, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1725
  • Christoph Theophil Creutz, who settled in Philadelphia in 1738
  • Christophorus Theophilus Creutz, who settled in Philadelphia in 1738
  • Christopher Godlieb Creutz, who settled in New York in 1748
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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