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.
Early Origins of the Krahn family
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.
Early History of the Krahn family
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Krahn Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Krohn, Krohfoth, Kronsbein, Kron, Cron, Krohne, Crohn, Krone Kroene and many more.
Early Notables of the Krahn family (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.
Migration of the Krahn family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
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
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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