The German surname Kartchner is derived from the Old German word "Kretscham," meaning "inn." The name was most likely first borne by an innkeeper.
Early Origins of the Kartchner family
The surname Kartchner was first found in Saxony
, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. 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. The earliest recorded bearer was Henczel Kreczmar, who lived in Jitschin in 1363.
Early History of the Kartchner family
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Kartchner Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Kartschner, Kartschmer, Kretschmar, Karczmar, Karczmarski, Karczmarek, Kretzschmer, Kretchmann, Kretschmeyer, Kartschmeyer, Kartchmann, Karstener, Creekmore, Kretschmer, Kretzchmar, Cretschemer, Kreczmer and many more.
Early Notables of the Kartchner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kartchner family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kartchner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- George Kartchner, aged 22, who arrived in America, in 1922