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The Kratz surname was originally an occupational name for someone who carded wool, or performed a similar occupation.

Kratz Early Origins



The surname Kratz was first found in Bavaria, where the name Kratz was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Kratz Spelling Variations


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Kratz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kratz, Kratzer, Kratsch, Kratzen, Kratzenberg, Cratz, Cratze, Cratzen, Cratzer, Cratzern, Cratzenmann and many more.

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Kratz Early History


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Kratz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kratz research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1419, 1668, 1721, 1654, 1663, 1487 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Kratz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kratz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kratz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kratz 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:

Kratz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Valentin Kratz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Valentine Kratz, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Andreas Kratz, aged 40, landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Albertus Kratz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1771
  • Guillaume Kratz, who landed in America in 1777-1783
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kratz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Ph Kratz, aged 20, landed in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Peter Kratz, aged 27, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • F Kratz, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Christopher Kratz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • Joh Kratz, who arrived in America in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kratz Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Kratz Johann Leonard U.E., "Leonhard Scratch" who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kratz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kratz (post 1700)



  • Xavier F. Kratz, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Haven, 1910
  • W. H. Kratz, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1896
  • Maxwell Kratz, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1956
  • M. C. Kratz, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956
  • Joseph Kratz, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Orange, 1910, 1912
  • Henry W. Kratz, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Montgomery County, 1895-98
  • Charles Kratz, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1900
  • Carol Ann Kratz, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1980
  • C. Tyson Kratz, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Montgomery County, 1889-90
  • Clayton Kratz (1898-1920), American Mennonite relief worker from the Pennsylvania
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Kratz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kratz 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.

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