Krahenbuhl History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Krahenbuhl name was taken as a surname from a place name derived from the German word "Kraehen," meaning "crow" and "buehl" meaning "hill." There were probably several place names based on these words, including Kräyenbühl in the parish of Groshochstetten, Canton of Bern, Switzerland.

Early Origins of the Krahenbuhl family

The surname Krahenbuhl was first found in the Lucerne region of Switzerland where records show the Kreyenbuhl, Kraehenbuehl families since the 14th century.

Early History of the Krahenbuhl family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krahenbuhl research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1800, 1671 and 1424 are included under the topic Early Krahenbuhl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Krahenbuhl Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Krähenbuhl, Kraehenbuhl, Kraehenbuehl, Krayenbuhl, Kreienbuhl, Kreyenbuhl, Kreyenbuel, Crayenbuhl, Creyenbuhl, Grenhenbuhl, Krahbuhl, Kraibil, Kraibill, Kraybil, Kraybill, Kraibuhl, Crabil, Crabill, Craybil, Craybill, Grabble, Grabil, Grabill, Kraybil and many more.

Early Notables of the Krahenbuhl family (pre 1700)

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United States Krahenbuhl migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krahenbuhl Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jakob Krahenbuhl, who landed in America in 1731 [1]
  • Mich Krahenbuhl, who arrived in America in 1731 [1]
  • Peter Krahenbuhl, who landed in America in 1731 [1]
  • Samuel Krahenbuhl, who arrived in America in 1731 [1]
Krahenbuhl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ulrich Krahenbuhl, who landed in Kentucky in 1881 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Krahenbuhl (post 1700) +

  • Melinda P Krahenbuhl, director of the Center for Excellence in Nuclear Technology at University of Utah


  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)


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