Kiraly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Kiraly family

The surname Kiraly 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.

Early History of the Kiraly family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kiraly research. Another 40 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1563, 1609, 1797, 1848 and 1837 are included under the topic Early Kiraly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kiraly Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Kiraly family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Kiraly 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 Kiraly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Kiraly family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christoph Kroll, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1729. Johan Kroll, who came to America in 1850; Josef Kroll, who arrived in New York city in 1893; and Peter Kroll who settled in Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania in 1734..


Contemporary Notables of the name Kiraly (post 1700) +

  • Viktor Király (b. 1984), Hungarian–American pop singer
  • Don Kiraly (b. 1953), American linguist
  • Charles Kiraly, American volleyball player
  • Zoltán Király (b. 1948), Hungarian journalist, educator, and politician
  • Pál Király (1896-1969), Hungarianlong-distance runner
  • Pál Király (1880-1965), Hungarian engineer and weapons designer
  • Gábor Király (b. 1976), Hungarian footballer
  • Ede Király (1926-2009), Hungarian figure skater
  • Hajnalka Kiraly Picot (b. 1971), French gold and bronze medalist fencer


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