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

Kreidlor Early Origins



The surname Kreidlor 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 Kreidlor 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 Kreidlor 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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Kreidlor Spelling Variations


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Kreidlor Spelling Variations



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

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Kreidlor Early History


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Kreidlor Early History



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

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Kreidlor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kreidlor Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kreidlor 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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Kreidlor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kreidlor 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 2 October 2013 at 16:12.

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