Kraushaar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Kraushaar is a proud symbol of a Jewish culture, which is found in many places world-wide. In the Middle Ages, it became necessary to adopt surnames, since people were moving closer together, and it was becoming difficult to distinguish between people with the same names. The surname Kraushaar is a nickname surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. The surname Kraushaar comes from the German word kraus, which means curly. As a nickname, this surname was given to a person who had curly hair.


United States Kraushaar migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kraushaar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Conrad Kraushaar, who arrived in Texas in 1844 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kraushaar (post 1700) +

  • Raoul Kraushaar (1908-2001), American composer who worked on Hollywood feature films in the 1940s and 1950s including musical compositions for the Abbott and Costello TV series
  • Luise Kraushaar (1905-1989), born Luise Szepansky, German political activist who became a Resistance campaigner against National Socialism and worked in the French Resistance
  • Wolfgang Kraushaar (b. 1948), German political scientist and historian at the Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung
  • Karina Kraushaar (1971-2015), German actress, painter, and trained nurse
  • Elmar Kraushaar (b. 1950), German journalist and author born in Niederurff in northern Hesse, journalist for Berlin Victory Column since its inception in 1986
  • Bob Kraushaar, English pop music record producer


  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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