Kratzer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Kratzer family

The surname Kratzer was first found in Bavaria, where the name Kratzer 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.

Important Dates for the Kratzer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kratzer research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1419, 1668, 1721, 1654, 1663, 1487 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Kratzer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kratzer Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Kratzer family (pre 1700)

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kratzer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kratzer migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kratzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Kratzer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
  • John Philip Kratzer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • Leonard Kratzer, who arrived in New York in 1773 [1]
Kratzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heinrich Kratzer, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • M Kratzer, aged 32, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Emilie Kratzer, who immigrated to America, in 1893
Kratzer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Franc Kratzer, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States from Ringshaw, in 1904
  • Christian Kratzer, aged 14, who immigrated to the United States from Weilheim, Germany, in 1906
  • Heinrich Fried. Kratzer, aged 7, who landed in America from Mainz, Germany, in 1907
  • Georg Kratzer, aged 45, who settled in America from Nurnberg, Germany, in 1909
  • Adile Kratzer, aged 16, who landed in America from Audincourt, France, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kratzer (post 1700)

  • Dan Kratzer, American college football coach
  • Angelika Kratzer, American semanticist, professor of linguistics at the University of Massachusetts
  • Guy M. Kratzer, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 16th District, 1983-86 [2]
  • Duane E. Kratzer Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 2000 [2]
  • Nicholas Kratzer (1487-1550), German mathematician, astronomer, horologist
  • B. Adolf Kratzer (1893-1983), German theoretical physicist who created the Kratzer potential, a central force in molecular physics
  • Evi Kratzer (b. 1961), Swiss bronze medalist cross country skier at the 1987 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships

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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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