The distinguished and ancient surname Kreiss means "maker of earthenware utensils, potter." It is likely that the progenitor of the name came from a family of potters.
, where the young Kreiss family was gaining a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It held a
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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of this family name include: Kreisler, Krisler, Crysler, Chrysler, Creisler, Krysler and many more.