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The German state of Saxony, where the distinguished surname Krager 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.

Krager Early Origins



The surname Krager 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.

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Krager Spelling Variations


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Krager 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.

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Krager Early History


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Krager Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krager research. Another 443 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1580, 1639, 1776 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Krager History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Krager Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Krager Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Krager at this time were Peter Krüger or Peter Crüger (1580-1639), German mathematician, astronomer and polymath; Bartholomaeus Krueger, a 16th century town clerk and organist...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Krager 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: Georg Krueger (1776), who came to America in 1776. Vasper Kruger settled in Maryland in 1761; Bernhard Kruger arrived in Philadelphia in 1809; and Heinrich Kruger settled in New York State in 1890. Johan Conrad Krugele came to Philadelphia in 1751.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Krager (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Krager (post 1700)



  • Dane Krager (b. 1979), American arena football fullback from Austin, Texas

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Krager Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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    The Krager Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Krager 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 18 September 2015 at 10:05.

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