Krell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Krell family

The surname Krell was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland.

Early History of the Krell family

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Krell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mackerell, MacKerrel, MacKerrell, Mackirrell and many more.

Early Notables of the Krell family (pre 1700)

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Krell Ranking

In the United States, the name Krell is the 18,146th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Krell migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anna Elis Krell, aged 24, who arrived in America in 1854 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Krell (post 1700) +

  • David Farrell Krell, American professor of philosophy at DePaul University
  • William Henry Krell (1868-1933), American composer of what is regarded as the first ragtime composition in 1897 called Mississippi Rag
  • Nick Krell, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 15th District, 1921-22 [3]


The Krell Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dulcis pro patria labor
Motto Translation: Labour for one’s country is sweet.


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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