Cripe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Cripe family
The surname Cripe was first found in Hamburg, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Heyno Crup (Crupe) of Hamburg (c.1265). Hamburg, first mentioned in 800 A.D., was no larger than a village in Pre-Christian times, but soon expanded to be Germany's oldest and largest seaport, "das Tor zur Welt," the gateway to the world. It received its charter in 1189 from Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, making its harbor over 800 years old. Hamburg became a member of the Hanseatic league in the 13th century, Europe's most powerful trading organization, and members of the family flocked to this commercial center to capitalize on their interests during its expansion.
Early History of the Cripe family
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Cripe Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Krupp, Krup, Krupe, Kruppe, Crup, Crupp, Crupe, Cruppe, Krueper, Kruper, Krupen, Kruepen, Cruper, Crueper, Kropp, Krop, Krope, Kroppe, Crop, Cropp, Crope, Croppe, Kroepp, Kroep, Kroupe, Kroeppe, Croepp, Croep, Croepe and many more.
Early Notables of the Cripe family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time included Alfred Krupp (1812-1887), a German metallurgist, who developed a process for making cast steel. The metal foundry in Essen which he had taken over from his father in 1848 was in turn taken over by his...
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Migration of the Cripe family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Benjamin Krupp migrated to Canada in 1830; Georg Krupp arrived in New York in 1849; Johann Heinrich August Kruppe settled in America in 1854; Johann Kruper-Hohle settled in Texas in 1854 with his wife Rosina and son Johann.
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