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

Krauss Early Origins



The surname Krauss 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.

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Krauss Spelling Variations


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Krauss Spelling Variations



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

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Krauss Early History


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Krauss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krauss research. Another 367 words (26 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 Krauss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Krauss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Krauss Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this early period, notable bearers of the name Krauss 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...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Krauss 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:

Krauss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Jacob Krauss came to Philadelphia in 1731
  • Wilhelm Krauss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Christiane Krauss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Hans Joerg Krauss, who landed in America in 1746
  • Joh Georg Krauss, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Krauss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Krauss, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • John Frederick Krauss, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1845-1846
  • Christian Krauss, aged 29, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • Louis Krauss, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906
  • W Krauss, who landed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Krauss Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Heinrich Otto Krauss, aged 22, landed in Ohio in 1927
  • Jacob Krauss, who landed in Alabama in 1928
  • Joseph Krauss, who landed in Alabama in 1929

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Contemporary Notables of the name Krauss (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Krauss (post 1700)



  • Nathan H. Krauss, American politician, Burgess of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, 1937
  • John S. Krauss, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Lisbon, 1908
  • John G. Krauss, American Republican politician, Republican Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1962, 1964
  • Jeffrey K. Krauss (b. 1954), American politician, Mayor of Bozeman, Montana, 2006-07, 2010-
  • Harry Krauss, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Mt. Vernon, New York, 1963
  • Fred D. Krauss, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 4th District, 2000
  • Eugene Krauss, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972
  • Christine Krauss, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1996
  • Alison Krauss (b. 1971), American bluegrass singer and musician
  • Ruth Krauss (1901-1993), American author of children's books
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    11. ...

    The Krauss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Krauss 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 November 2016 at 23:46.

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