Kreitzer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Kreitzer surname has several possible origins. The "Kreitz" variation of this surname was inspired by the town of Kreitz, which lies near the city of Neuss in northwestern Germany. This type of surname generally arose when an individual moved from one settlement to another, and was then referred to by the name of his place of origin. "Kreitz" may also have been derived from the German word "kreuz," denoting a "cross." The first bearers of the surname might have worked a field or plot of land shaped like a cross, or lived near a prominent cross that served either as a religious symbol or as a boundary-marker (crosses were commonly used for this purpose in the medieval period). It is also thought that the surnames "Kreuz" and "Kreitz" may have come from a sobriquet referring to someone who had served under the banner of the Cross in a Crusade.

Early Origins of the Kreitzer family

The surname Kreitzer was first found in the region of the North Rhine- Westphalia, where members of the Kreitzer family were no doubt integral parts of the Feudal System that became the backbone of early European society.

Early History of the Kreitzer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kreitzer research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1753 and 1812 are included under the topic Early Kreitzer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kreitzer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kreitz, Kreuz, Kruetz, Kreutzer and others.

Early Notables of the Kreitzer family (pre 1700)

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United States Kreitzer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kreitzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andreas Kreitzer, aged 24, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Peter Kreitzer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
Kreitzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Kreitzer, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1849 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kreitzer (post 1700) +

  • Annette E. Kreitzer, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska, 2008 [2]


  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 http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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