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The German state of Saxony, where the distinguished surname Kreeger arose, is renowned for both its beauty, industry, and economic power. However, in the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire.

Kreeger Early Origins



The surname Kreeger was first found in Saxony, where the family was anciently associated with the political and religious 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. The family founded numerous branches, many of which acquired manors and estates in surrounding regions, where they contributed to the prosperity of their society.

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Kreeger Spelling Variations


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Kreeger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Krueger, Kruger, Krüger, Krugger, Cruger, Crugger, Crueger, Kruge, Cruge, Kruege, Krug, Krueg, Krugg, Crug, Crueg, Crugg, Krugler, Kruegler, Krugel, Kruegel, Kruegeli, Krugeli and many more.

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Kreeger Early History


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Kreeger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kreeger research. Another 443 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1580, 1639, 1776 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Kreeger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kreeger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kreeger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Kreeger at this time were Peter Krüger or Peter Crüger (1580-1639), German mathematician, astronomer and polymath; Bartholomaeus Krueger, a 16th century town clerk and organist...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kreeger 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:

Kreeger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Kreeger, who came to Philadelphia in 1738

Kreeger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Julins Kreeger, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kreeger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kreeger (post 1700)



  • Joseph Kreeger, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Elgin, Illinois, 1933-48 (acting, 1933-34)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Kreeger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kreeger 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.

    This page was last modified on 6 October 2015 at 11:25.

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