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Origins Available: German-Alt, German


The name is derived from the Middle high German word "krol," meaning "curly."

Croll Early Origins



The surname Croll was first found in Prussia where the family made a considerable contribution to the feudal society which shaped modern Europe. The family branched into several houses, all of which played an important role in the local political conflicts which forged the nation.

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Croll Spelling Variations


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Croll Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Krol, Krolls, Krols, Croll, Krole and others.

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Croll Early History


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Croll Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Croll research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1563, 1609, 1797, 1848 and 1837 are included under the topic Early Croll History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Croll Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Croll Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Croll during this time period were Oswald Croll or Crollius ( c. 1563-1609) German alchemist, and professor of medicine at the...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Croll 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:

Croll Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Christn Croll, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Ulderick Croll, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Peter Croll, aged 26, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Christian Croll, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743-1744

Croll Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Annie A. Croll, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876
  • William Croll, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876
  • Annie Croll, aged 74, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Croll (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Croll (post 1700)



  • Warren A. "Jimmy" Croll Jr. (1920-2008), American Hall of Fame Thoroughbred race horse trainer
  • Doña Croll (b. 1953), Jamaican-born British actress
  • David Arnold Croll PC, QC (1900-1991), Canadian politician, two-time Mayor of Windsor, Ontario
  • James Croll (1821-1890), 19th century Scottish scientist who developed a theory of climate change based on changes in the earth's orbit

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Croll Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Croll 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 7 November 2013 at 15:36.

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