Krein History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Krein surname is derived from the Middle High German words "kran," or " kron," meaning "crane;" as a name, Krein most likely evolved from a nickname, perhaps for a tall, thin crane-like person.

Early Origins of the Krein family

The surname Krein was first found in Prussia, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region.

Early History of the Krein family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krein research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1297, 1618, and 1819 are included under the topic Early Krein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Krein Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Krohn, Krohfoth, Kronsbein, Kron, Cron, Krohne, Crohn, Krone Kroene and many more.

Early Notables of the Krein family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Krein during this time period were J. Cron, who was recorded in Hamburg in 1297. This is a particularly important record as surnames in German states were in...
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Krein Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Krein migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Louis B Krein, who landed in Mississippi in 1836 [1]
  • August Krein, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]
  • John Krein, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]
  • Vinzenz M Krein, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Kath Krein, who landed in America in 1856 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Krein (post 1700) +

  • Mark Krein (1907-1989), Soviet mathematician, co-winner of the 1982 Wolf Prize in Mathematics


  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)


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