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Kracken Early Origins



The surname Kracken was first found in Bavaria, where the name Kracker was anciently associated with the tribal 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. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Kracken Spelling Variations


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Kracken Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kracker, Krackers, Krocker, Krock, Krackeres, Krackerr, Kraccker, Krackker, Krackeer, Kraacker, Kraackers, Kraackeres, Krackerrs, Cracker and many more.

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Kracken Early History


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Kracken Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kracken research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 166 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Kracken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kracken Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kracken Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kracken 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 or some of its variants were: Wilhelm Krack, who was one of the Hessian Troops in the American War for Independence, on record in 1779; Johann Krack, who arrived in America in 1837.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Kracken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kracken 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 30 July 2013 at 14:43.

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