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The ancient and distinguished German surname Kreidler 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 Kreidler would have been initially borne by someone who made or sold chalk.

Kreidler Early Origins



The surname Kreidler 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 Kreidler 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 Kreidler family played a crucial role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of mediaeval Silesian society.

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Kreidler Spelling Variations


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Kreidler Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Kreidler include Kreidler, Kreider, Kreideler, Krider, Kridler and others.

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Kreidler Early History


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Kreidler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kreidler research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1455, 1803 and 1855 are included under the topic Early Kreidler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kreidler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kreidler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kreidler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Kreidler surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Kreidler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Georg Kreidler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Philip Jacob Kreidler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Stephan Kreidler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Georg Martin Kreidler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Johan Martin Kreidler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kreidler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kreidler (post 1700)



  • William H. Kreidler, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1956, 1960, 1964
  • Myron Bradford Kreidler (b. 1943), American Democrat politician, Optometrist; Member of Washington State House of Representatives, 1977-84; Member of Washington State Senate, 1985-92
  • Mark R. Kreidler, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Cruz Grande, 1926
  • Frederick M. Kreidler, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Steuben County 3rd District, 1866
  • Rosie Bonds Kreidler (b. 1944), American athlete at the 1964 Summer Olympics
  • Myron Bradford "Mike" Kreidler (b. 1943), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington (1993-1995)
  • William Alfred Kreidler (b. 1896), well-known American bacteriologist
  • Anton Kreidler, German founder of "Kreidlers Metall- und Drahtwerke" in 1903 which later became "Kreidler", a German manufacturer of small motorcycles and mopeds

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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    The Kreidler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kreidler 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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