Krapf History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Krapf family

The surname Krapf was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Krapf family

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Krapf Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Krap, Krapp, Krapf, Krappf, Kraap, Kraps, Krapps, Krapes, Krappes, Krapfs, Krapfes, Krappfs and many more.

Early Notables of the Krapf family (pre 1700)

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United States Krapf migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krapf Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hemrich Krapf, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
  • Hemrick Krapf who settled in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Jakob Krapf, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
Krapf Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Krapf, who arrived in Mississippi in 1840 [1]
  • Carl Krapf, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Henny Krapf, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1895
Krapf Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Elizabet Krapf, aged 29, who landed in America from Amsterdam, in 1900
  • Andreas Krapf, aged 28, who settled in America from Amsterdam, in 1900
  • Johann Krapf, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States, in 1902
  • Adolf Krapf, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States from Pamlec, Russia, in 1906
  • Dr. G. E. Krapf, aged 40, who immigrated to America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Krapf (post 1700) +

  • Helga Marie Krapf (b. 1988), Filipina actress
  • Johann Ludwig Krapf (1810-1881), German missionary in East Africa


  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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