The ancient and distinguished German surname Kreidel is derived from "Kreidel," the name of a town near Wohlau, Silesia
. Alternatively, the name may be derived from the German word "kreide," meaning "chalk." In this case, the name Kreidel would have been initially borne by someone who made or sold chalk.
Early Origins of the Kreidel family
The surname Kreidel was first found in Silesia
, where the name is thought to have emerged. It was a common practice of the time to refer to a new resident of a city by the name of his hometown; thus, it is likely that the progenitor of the name Kreidel was a native of Kreidel who had settled somewhere else. The earliest known bearer of the name was Crydeler, who was living in Breslau in 1400. The young Kreidel family played a crucial role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of mediaeval Silesian society.
Early History of the Kreidel family
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Kreidel Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Kreidler, Kreider, Kreideler, Krider, Kridler and others.
Early Notables of the Kreidel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kreidel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Kreider, who immigrated to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1712; Michael Krider, who settled in Philadelphia in 1743; as did Georg Martin Kreidler in 1753.