Show ContentsKreisler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished and ancient surname Kreisler 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 Kreisler family

The surname Kreisler was first found in Switzerland, where the young Kreisler 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 Kreisler family

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Kreisler Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Kreisler family (pre 1700)

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United States Kreisler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kreisler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Philipp Kreisler and his wife Anna Catharina, who emigrated from the Palatinate to New York in 1710 with their three children
Kreisler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Kreisler, aged 22, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850 [1]
  • Joseph Kreisler, who was recorded in Illinois in 1852

Contemporary Notables of the name Kreisler (post 1700) +

  • Georg Kreisler (1922-2011), Austrian-born, American cabarettist, satirist, composer and author
  • Seymour Kreisler, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1942 [2]
  • Fritz Kreisler, violinist

  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)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from on Facebook