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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.

Kreiss Early Origins



The surname Kreiss was first found in Switzerland, where the young Kreiss 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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Kreiss Spelling Variations


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Kreiss Spelling Variations



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

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Kreiss Early History


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Kreiss Early History



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

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Kreiss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kreiss Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kreiss 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:

Kreiss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Jacob Kreiss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johan Henrich Kreiss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • John George Kreiss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kreiss (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kreiss (post 1700)



  • George Kreiss, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1872-73

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Kreiss Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
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    The Kreiss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kreiss 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 6 October 2015 at 11:27.

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