× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Kreider family. Hereditary surnames began to be used in Germany during the 12th century. Kreider is an occupational name for a shopkeeper or retail merchandiser. The name Kreider is derived from the German word "kram," which means "tent" or "trading post."

Kreider Early Origins



The surname Kreider was first found in Bavaria, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging medieval society. They later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Close

Kreider Spelling Variations


Expand

Kreider Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Kreider include Kramer, Kraemer, Kremer, Krammer, Kraemmer, Kraymer, Kraymmer, Cramer, Cremer, Crammer and many more.

Close

Kreider Early History


Expand

Kreider Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kreider research. Another 353 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1720, 1801, 1817, 1705, 1430, 1505, 1764, 1568, 1637 and 1617 are included under the topic Early Kreider History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Kreider Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Kreider Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Kreider in this period include Heinrich Kramer (c.1430-1505), German churchman and inquisitor; Ignaz Kramer, known popularly as the "Muenzmeister" (coin-master) of Kremnitz, who was ennobled in 1764 for...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kreider Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Kreiders to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Kreider Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bernhardt Kreider, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Michael Kreider, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Kreider (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Kreider (post 1700)



  • Jim Kreider, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 2004
  • Heather Kreider, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996
  • H. H. Kreider, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1884
  • George Kreider, American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention from Fulton County, 1847
  • Aaron Shenk Kreider (1863-1929), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 18th District, 1913-23
  • Aaron Shenk Kreider (1863-1929), American Republican politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1913-1923)
  • Dan Kreider (b. 1977), American NFL football fullback
  • Christopher James "Chris" Kreider (b. 1991), American NHL ice hockey forward for the New York Rangers
  • Ammon H. Kreider, American co-founder of The Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company, an American flying service and aircraft manufacturer in 1923
  • Florence Moore Kreider (b. 1919), American known for her extensive volunteer work
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Kreider Family Crest Products


Expand

Kreider Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kreider Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kreider 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 December 2015 at 20:49.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest