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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.

Crisler Early Origins



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.

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Crisler Spelling Variations


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Crisler Spelling Variations



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

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Crisler Early History


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Crisler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crisler research. Another 268 words (19 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.

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Crisler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crisler Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catharine Crisler, who was living in Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crisler (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
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    The Crisler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crisler Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 September 2015 at 07:39.

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