Krebs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The noble surname Krebs emerged in Pomerania, which is a territory of Germany and a maritime province of Prussia. Pomerania is bounded on the south by Brandenburg, on the west by Mecklenburg, and on the east by Poland. During the 5th century, Pomerania was settled by Pommern, who were a Slavic tribe. Pommern, which means on the sea, became the name of this region during the reign of the Charlemagne.

Early Origins of the Krebs family

The surname Krebs was first found in Pomerania, where the family rose to prominence early in the mediaeval era. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Krevet von Rostock (c.1300,) and Erhard zu dem Krebis of Strassburg (1371).

Early History of the Krebs family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krebs research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1311, 1803, 1787, 1690, 1762, 1713, 1780, 1493, 1690, 1762, 1713, 1780, 1755, 1741, 1814, 1804, 1880 and 1827 are included under the topic Early Krebs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Krebs Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Krebs, Krebbs, Kraebs, Krebbes, Krebz, Crebs, Crebbs, Krevet (medieval form), Crebis, Krebis, Kraew, Krew and many more.

Early Notables of the Krebs family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the name Krebs at this time were Johann Tobias Krebs (1690-1762), a German organist and composer; Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-1780), a prominent German composer and Friedrich Krebs (died 1493), an early German organ builder; Johann Tobias Krebs (1690-1762), a pupil of the great Johann Sebastian Bach, he was a composer at Buttelstedt and later Buttstaedt; his son followed in his footsteps: Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-1780), a prominent...
Another 69 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Krebs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Krebs migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krebs Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Heinrich Krebs, who settled in Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Heinrich Jacob Krebs, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744 [1]
  • Joh Paul Krebs, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744 [1]
  • Johannes Krebs, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Ludwig Krebs, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Krebs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernard Krebs, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Charles I Krebs, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1832 [1]
  • Peter Krebs, who landed in North America in 1838 [1]
  • Hermann Krebs, who settled in Texas in 1847
  • Johann Krebs, who landed in St Vincent, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Krebs Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Fred Krebs, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1900 [1]
  • Alfredo Krebs, who arrived in Chile in 1906 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Krebs (post 1700) +

  • Beatrice Krebs (1924-2011), American operatic mezzo-soprano, musical theatre actress, and voice teacher
  • James Krebs (1935-1965), American NBA basketball player
  • Robert Duncan Krebs (b. 1942), American transport executive, director and president of the Santa Fe South Pacific Corporation
  • Henry Krebs, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 31st District, 1873 [2]
  • George J. Krebs, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940 [2]
  • Franz H. Krebs, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1898 [2]
  • Eric H. Krebs, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 135th District, 2002 [2]
  • Erastus F. Krebs, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 15th District, 1916 [2]
  • Dorothy Krebs, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1948 [2]
  • Caroline Krebs, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1972 [2]
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Alfred Krebs (1915-1941), German Obermaschinenmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


  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 http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


Houseofnames.com on Facebook
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate