Krause History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origin of the proud surname Krause can be traced to the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which today encompasses the Czech republic. The name is derived from the Upper German word "Kraus," meaning "curly."

Early Origins of the Krause family

The surname Krause was first found in Bohemia, where the name 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 Krause family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krause research. Another 184 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1710, 1792, 1792, 1861, 1855, 1671, 1787, 1816, 1655, 1719, 1737, 1806, 1756, 1792, 1781 and 1832 are included under the topic Early Krause History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Krause Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Krauss, Krausse, Kraus, Krause, Krausser, Krauser, Crauss, Crausse, Craus and many more.

Early Notables of the Krause family (pre 1700)

During this early period, notable bearers of the name Krause included Johann Ulrich Kraus (1655-1719), an early German illustrator, engraver and publisher in Augsburg; Georg Melchior Kraus (1737-1806), who was a painter and...
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Krause migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krause Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christiana B Krause, who landed in New York, NY in 1743 [1]
  • Christina B Krause, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Matthaeus Krause, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Matthew Krause, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Rosina Krause, who landed in New York, NY in 1749 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Krause Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Leberecht Friedrich Ehregott Krause, aged 34, who arrived in America in 1838 [1]
  • Wilhelmine Krause, aged 25, who landed in America in 1839 [1]
  • Dorothea Sophia Krause, aged 56, who landed in America in 1839 [1]
  • Elisabeth, Johannes, Margarete, and William Krause, who settled in Baltimore in 1840
  • Hanna Luise Wilhelmine Krause, aged 33, who landed in America in 1843 [1]
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Krause Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Phillip Krause, aged 22, who landed in New York, NY in 1901 [1]

Krause migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Krause Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Edward Krause, (b. 1838), aged 27, British farm labourer travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 1st January 1866 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Krause (post 1700)

  • Bob Krause (1945-2015), American academic, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Kansas State University from 1986 to 2009
  • Charles Krause, American sliver and bronze Olympic medalist for gymnastics at the 1904 games
  • Dr Ernst H. Krause (1913-1989), American nuclear physicist and aerospace executive
  • Charles I. Krause (1911-2002), American labor union organizer and local executive
  • Brian Jeffrey Krause (b. 1969), American actor
  • Bernie Krause (b. 1938), American musician
  • Elmer Krause, American politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Ozaukee County, 1938 [3]
  • Edward Krause, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1944 [3]
  • Douglas P. Krause, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Naperville, Illinois, 2007 [3]
  • Brenda S. Krause, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2008 [3]
  • ... (Another 35 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Krause family

Bismarck
  • Heinz Krause (1921-1941), German Verwaltungsgefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Fred Joseph Krause, American Seaman First Class from Minnesota, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [5]

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. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  5. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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