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 Creutzer family
Westphalia, where members of the Creutzer family were no doubt integral parts of the Feudal System that became the backbone of early European society.
Early History of the Creutzer family
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Creutzer Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kreitz, Kreuz, Kruetz, Kreutzer and others.
Early Notables of the Creutzer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Creutzer family to the New World and Oceana
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Creutzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Creutzer (post 1700)
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