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Criss Early Origins



The surname Criss was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Criss Spelling Variations


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Criss Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Christman, Christmann, Cristman, Cristmann and many more.

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Criss Early History


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Criss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Criss research. Another 236 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1491 and 1773 are included under the topic Early Criss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Criss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Criss Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Criss 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:

Criss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • T.B. Criss, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Thomas Criss, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1894
  • F.B. Criss, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1894

Criss Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mildred Criss, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Joe Criss, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States, in 1917
  • John Criss, aged 44, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1917
  • Thomas J. Criss, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Willian Criss, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Criss (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Criss (post 1700)



  • Dr. C. C. Criss, President of Mutual of Omaha (1932 to 1949)
  • Andrew Criss (b. 1969), American artist
  • Nancy Criss, American Science Fiction Genre Award winning producer, director and actor
  • Charles Washington Criss Jr. (b. 1948), former American professional basketball player
  • Francis Hyman Criss (1901-1973), American painter
  • William "Sonny" Criss (1927-1977), American jazz musician
  • Peter Criss (b. 1945), born George Peter John Criscuola, American drummer and singer, best known as the original drummer for the rock band Kiss
  • Crissy Criss (b. 1987), British DJ, producer and presenter, part of the BBC Radio networks BBC Radio 1Xtra
  • Dode Criss (1885-1955), former right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    11. ...

    The Criss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Criss 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 13 March 2013 at 16:53.

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