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The distinguished and ancient surname Kreis means "maker of earthenware utensils, potter." It is likely that the progenitor of the name came from a family of potters.

Kreis Early Origins



The surname Kreis was first found in Switzerland, where the young Kreis family was gaining a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It held a family seat in the canton of Friburg. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Kreis Spelling Variations


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Kreis Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kreisler, Krisler, Crysler, Chrysler, Creisler, Krysler and many more.

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Kreis Early History


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Kreis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kreis research. Another 268 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1700 and 1755 are included under the topic Early Kreis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kreis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kreis Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kreis 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 were:

Kreis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Kreis, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Hans Georg Kreis, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Matheis Kreis, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1770

Kreis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelm Kreis, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Johann Kreis, who arrived in Brazil in 1825
  • Johann Andreas Kreis, who landed in North America in 1842
  • Johann Franz Kreis, who arrived in North America in 1843
  • Michael Kreis, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kreis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kreis (post 1700)



  • Foster H. Kreis, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Shanghai, 1927-29; Sydney, 1932; Toronto, 1938; Funchal, 1947

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. 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. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
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    The Kreis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kreis 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 18 March 2016 at 11:47.

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