Kreischer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Kreischer family

The surname Kreischer was first found in Switzerland, where the young Kreischer 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.

Early History of the Kreischer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kreischer research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1700 and 1755 are included under the topic Early Kreischer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kreischer Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Kreischer family (pre 1700)

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United States Kreischer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kreischer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michel Kreischer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Johan Nicklaus Kreischer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Philip Kreischer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Johann Adam Kreischer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Johann Sebastian Kreischer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
Kreischer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johs Kreischer, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Peter Kreischer, aged 9, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Anna Kreischer, aged 7, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Carl Kreischer, aged 14, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Jacb Kreischer, aged 5, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kreischer (post 1700) +

  • Albert "Bert" Kreischer (b. 1973), nicknamed "The Machine", an American stand-up comedian, actor and reality television host


  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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