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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.

Krebs Early Origins



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).

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Krebs Spelling Variations


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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.

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Krebs Early History


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Krebs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krebs research. Another 373 words (27 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.

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Krebs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Krebs Early Notables (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...

Another 88 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Krebs 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:

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
  • Joh Paul Krebs, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • Johannes Krebs, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Ludwig Krebs, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • ... (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
  • Charles I Krebs, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1832
  • Peter Krebs, who landed in North America in 1838
  • Hermann Krebs, who settled in Texas in 1847
  • Johann Krebs, who landed in St Vincent, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • ... (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
  • Alfredo Krebs, who arrived in Chile in 1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Krebs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Krebs (post 1700)



  • Walter W. Krebs, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944 (alternate), 1948, 1952 (alternate)
  • Shantel Krebs, American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 10th District; elected 2010
  • Paul Joseph Krebs (1912-1996), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New Jersey 12th District, 1965-67; Candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1972
  • Richard Krebs Jr., American politician, Mayor of Arcadia, California, 1932-36
  • Max Vance Krebs (b. 1916), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana, 1974-76
  • John Hans Krebs (b. 1926), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from California 17th District, 1975-79
  • John Krebs, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Illinois, 1896
  • Jacob Krebs (1782-1847), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1826-27; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 6th District, 1828-36
  • J. S. Krebs, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Northumberland County, 1907-08
  • Henry Krebs, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 31st District, 1873
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. 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).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    11. ...

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

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