Krall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name is derived from the Middle high German word "krol," meaning "curly."

Early Origins of the Krall family

The surname Krall was first found in Prussia where the family made a considerable contribution to the feudal society which shaped modern Europe. The family branched into several houses, all of which played an important role in the local political conflicts which forged the nation.

Important Dates for the Krall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krall research. Another 40 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1563, 1609, 1797, 1848 and 1837 are included under the topic Early Krall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Krall Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Krol, Krolls, Krols, Croll, Krole and others.

Early Notables of the Krall family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Krall during this time period were Oswald Croll or Crollius (c. 1563-1609) German alchemist, and professor of medicine at the...
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Krall migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Jacob Krall, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1794 [1]
Krall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • August Krall, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]
  • Marg Krall, aged 22, who landed in America in 1855 [1]
  • Michael Krall, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867 [1]
  • Johann Krall, who landed in Kentucky in 1883 [1]
  • Phillip Krall, who landed in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1884 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Krall (post 1700)

  • Diana Jean Krall OC, OBC (b. 1964), Canadian jazz pianist and singer; she has won five Grammy Awards and eight Juno Awards with nine gold, three platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums, wife of Elvis Costello
  • Lance Krall (b. 1970), American comedian and actor, television writer, director, and producer
  • Hanna Krall (b. 1935), Polish writer with a degree in journalism from the Warsaw University, a specialist on the Holocaust in occupied Poland

Citations

  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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