Crisler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished and ancient surname Crisler means "maker of earthenware utensils, potter." It is likely that the progenitor of the name came from a family of potters.

Early Origins of the Crisler family

The surname Crisler was first found in Switzerland, where the young Crisler family was gaining a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It held a family seat in the canton of Friburg. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Important Dates for the Crisler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crisler research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1700 and 1755 are included under the topic Early Crisler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crisler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kreisler, Krisler, Crysler, Chrysler, Creisler, Krysler and many more.

Early Notables of the Crisler family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Crisler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crisler migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Crisler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elias Crisler, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1776

Crisler migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Crisler Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Catharine Crisler, who was living in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Crisler (post 1700)

  • Harold James "Hal" Crisler (1923-1987), American NFL football end who played from 1946 to 1950
  • Herbert Orin "Fritz" Crisler (1899-1982), American college football coach, "the father of two-platoon football," inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954
  • Elzie Crisler Segar (1894-1938), American cartoonist, who created "Popeye," in 1929
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