Kreidler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Kreidler family

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.

Early History of the Kreidler family

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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.

Early Notables of the Kreidler family (pre 1700)

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United States Kreidler migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Philip Jacob Kreidler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Stephan Kreidler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Georg Martin Kreidler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Johan Martin Kreidler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kreidler (post 1700) +

  • 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
  • William H. Kreidler, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1956, 1960, 1964 [2]
  • Myron Bradford Kreidler (b. 1943), American Democratic Party politician, Optometrist; Member of Washington State House of Representatives, 1977-84; Member of Washington State Senate, 1985-92 [2]
  • Mark R. Kreidler, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Cruz Grande, 1926 [2]
  • Frederick M. Kreidler, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Steuben County 3rd District, 1866 [2]
  • Anton Kreidler, German founder of "Kreidlers Metall- und Drahtwerke" in 1903 which later became "Kreidler", a German manufacturer of small motorcycles and mopeds

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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