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

Kreidlere Early Origins



The surname Kreidlere 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 Kreidlere 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 Kreidlere 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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Kreidlere Spelling Variations


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Kreidlere Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kreidler, Kreider, Kreideler, Krider, Kridler and others.

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Kreidlere Early History


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Kreidlere Early History



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

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Kreidlere Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kreidlere Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kreidlere 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 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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Kreidlere Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kreidlere 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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