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.
Early Origins of the Kreiss family
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.
Important Dates for the Kreiss family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kreiss research. Another 129 words (9 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.
Kreiss Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kreisler, Krisler, Crysler, Chrysler, Creisler, Krysler and many more.
Early Notables of the Kreiss family (pre 1700)
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Kreiss migration to the United States
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 
Contemporary Notables of the name Kreiss (post 1700)
George Kreiss, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1872-73 
^ 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)
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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