The origin of the proud surname Kraussen 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 Kraussen family
The surname Kraussen 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.
Early History of the Kraussen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kraussen 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 Kraussen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kraussen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Krauss, Krausse, Kraus, Krause, Krausser, Krauser, Crauss, Crausse, Craus and many more.
Early Notables of the Kraussen family (pre 1700)
During this early period, notable bearers of the name Kraussen 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 Kraussen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kraussen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Michael Kraus and John Georg Kraus, both of whom emigrated to England
and/or America in 1709. They were followed by Jacob Kraus, who came in 1720.