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The German state of Saxony, where the distinguished surname Kreger 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.

Kreger Early Origins



The surname Kreger 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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Kreger Spelling Variations


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Kreger 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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Kreger Early History


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Kreger Early History



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

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Kreger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kreger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Kreger 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 Kreger 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:

Kreger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jerick Kreger, aged 30, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Johan Conrad Kreger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Johan Kreger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752

Kreger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Kreger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • John Michael Kreger, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • Henry Kreger, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1843
  • Bernard F Kreger, aged 30, arrived in Missouri in 1846
  • William Kreger, who arrived in America in 1872
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kreger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kreger (post 1700)



  • William E. Kreger (b. 1916), American Republican politician, Mayor of Wyandotte, Michigan, 1950-57; Candidate for Secretary of State of Michigan, 1960
  • John C. Kreger, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Wyandotte, Michigan, 1940; Candidate for Michigan State Board of Education, 1964
  • Jennie Flood Kreger, American Republican politician, Member of Maine Republican State Committee, 1928
  • Ira J. Kreger (b. 1892), American Republican politician, Grocer; Mayor of Wyandotte, Michigan, 1928-31; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1936
  • Conrad P. Kreger, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1947; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1952, 1956
  • Arnold Dautovich Kreger (b. 1991), Russian football goalkeeper

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Kreger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kreger 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 12 February 2016 at 17:40.

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