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The Krahn surname is derived from the Middle High German words "kran," or " kron," meaning "crane;" as a name, Krahn most likely evolved from a nickname, perhaps for a tall, thin crane-like person.

Krahn Early Origins



The surname Krahn was first found in Prussia, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region.

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Krahn Spelling Variations


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Krahn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Krohn, Krohfoth, Kronsbein, Kron, Cron, Krohne, Crohn, Krone Kroene and many more.

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Krahn Early History


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Krahn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krahn research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1297, 1618, and 1819 are included under the topic Early Krahn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Krahn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Krahn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Krahn during this time period were J. Cron, who was recorded in Hamburg in 1297. This is a particularly important record as surnames in German states were in...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Krahn 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 were:

Krahn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ludewig Krahn, who arrived in America in 1853

Krahn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Willhelm Krahn, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Abr Krahn, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Claus Krahn, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
  • Cornelius Krahn, who arrived in Manitoba in 1877
  • Jacob Krahn, who landed in Manitoba in 1877
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Krahn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Krahn (post 1700)



  • Betina Krahn, born Betina Maynard, an American RITA Award winning and New York Times best-selling author of historical romance novels
  • Maria Krahn (1896-1977), German actress, known for Das doppelte Lottchen (1950), Stützen der Gesellschaft (1935) and Undine (1955)
  • Johannes Krahn (1908-1974), German architect and academic
  • Annike Krahn (b. 1985), German footballer
  • Edgar Krahn (1894-1961), Estonian mathematician
  • Brent Krahn (b. 1982), Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender
  • Fernando Krahn (1935-2010), Chilean cartoonist and plastic artist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. 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).
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    11. ...

    The Krahn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Krahn 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 19 October 2015 at 08:39.

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