Cruger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German state of Saxony, where the distinguished surname Cruger arose, is renowned for both its beauty, industry, and economic power. However, in the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire.

Early Origins of the Cruger family

The surname Cruger was first found in Saxony, where the family was anciently associated with the political and religious conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. The family founded numerous branches, many of which acquired manors and estates in surrounding regions, where they contributed to the prosperity of their society.

Early History of the Cruger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cruger research. Another 222 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1580, 1639, 1598, 1662, 1776 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Cruger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cruger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Krueger, Kruger, Krüger, Krugger, Cruger, Crugger, Crueger, Kruge, Cruge, Kruege, Krug, Krueg, Krugg, Crug, Crueg, Crugg, Krugler, Kruegler, Krugel, Kruegel, Kruegeli, Krugeli and many more.

Early Notables of the Cruger family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Cruger at this time were Peter Krüger or Peter Crüger (1580-1639), German mathematician, astronomer and polymath; Johann Crüger (1598-1662), a German composer of well-known hymns; Bartholomaeus Krueger, a 16th century...
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United States Cruger migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cruger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Cruger, who landed in New York in 1715 [1]
Cruger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • B. P. Cruger, who settled in New York City in 1820
  • Henry C Cruger, aged 38, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832 [1]
  • B Cruger, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cruger (post 1700) +

  • S. Van Rensselaer Cruger, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892 [2]
  • Nicholas Cruger, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1790-91, 1794-95 [2]
  • John Church Cruger (1807-1879), American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1852 [2]
  • John Cruger Jr. (1710-1791), American politician, Mayor of New York City, New York, 1757-66; Speaker of New York Colonial Assembly, 1769-75 [2]
  • Henry Cruger, American politician, Member of New York State Senate Southern District, 1792-96 [2]
  • Daniel Cruger (1780-1843), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1813-16, 1826; Speaker of the New York State Assembly, 1816; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1817-19 [2]
  • Alexander P. Cruger, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Messina, 1926-27; Antwerp, 1929; U.S. Consul in Antwerp, 1931; Malmo, 1932; Funchal, 1938 [2]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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