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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.

Kreitzer Early Origins



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.

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Kreitzer Spelling Variations


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Kreitzer Spelling Variations



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

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Kreitzer Early History


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Kreitzer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kreitzer research. Another 183 words (13 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.

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Kreitzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kreitzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kreitzer 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:

Kreitzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andreas Kreitzer, aged 24, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Peter Kreitzer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764

Kreitzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Kreitzer, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kreitzer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kreitzer (post 1700)



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

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Kreitzer Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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    The Kreitzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kreitzer 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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