Krausz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Krausz 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 Krausz is a nickname surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. The surname Krausz comes from the German word kraus, which means curly. As a nickname, this surname was given to a person who had curly hair.

Krausz migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krausz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elisabetha Krausz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Simon Krausz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Christina Krausz, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1758 [1]
Krausz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gottlieb Krausz, aged 26, who landed in New York, NY in 1849 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Krausz (post 1700)

  • Michael Krausz (b. 1942), Swiss-born, American philosopher, co-founder and former Chair of the fourteen-institution Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium
  • Daniel W. Krausz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000 [2]
  • Adrienne Krausz (b. 1967), Hungarian pianist, winner of the 1989 Cincinnati World Competition
  • Peter Krausz (b. 1946), Romanian-born Canadian artist
  • Robert Krausz (1936-2002), Hungarian-born, Israeli commodities and futures trader
  • Ferenc Krausz (b. 1962), Hungarian- Austrian physicist who generated and measured the first attosecond light pulse
  • Nikolett Krausz (b. 1981), Hungarian artistic gymnast at the 1996 Summer Olympics


  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
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