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Kraybill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Kraybill name was taken as a surname from a place name derived from the German word "Kraehen," meaning "crow" and "buehl" meaning "hill." There were probably several place names based on these words, including Kräyenbühl in the parish of Groshochstetten, Canton of Bern, Switzerland.

Early Origins of the Kraybill family


The surname Kraybill was first found in the Lucerne region of Switzerland where records show the Kreyenbuhl, Kraehenbuehl families since the 14th century.

Early History of the Kraybill family


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Kraybill Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Krähenbuhl, Kraehenbuhl, Kraehenbuehl, Krayenbuhl, Kreienbuhl, Kreyenbuhl, Kreyenbuel, Crayenbuhl, Creyenbuhl, Grenhenbuhl, Krahbuhl, Kraibil, Kraibill, Kraybil, Kraybill, Kraibuhl, Crabil, Crabill, Craybil, Craybill, Grabble, Grabil, Grabill, Kraybil and many more.

Early Notables of the Kraybill family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kraybill family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Krahenbuhl, who settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania sometime between 1710 and 1711; Peter, Mich, and Jakob Krahenbuhl, Palatine emigrants to America in 1731.

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