The Kren surname is derived from the Middle High German words "kran," or " kron," meaning "crane;" as a name, Kren most likely evolved from a nickname
, perhaps for a tall, thin crane-like person.
Early Origins of the Kren family
The surname Kren was first found in Prussia
, where the name was an integral part of the feudal
society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region.
Early History of the Kren family
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Kren Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Krohn, Krohfoth, Kronsbein, Kron, Cron, Krohne, Crohn, Krone Kroene and many more.
Early Notables of the Kren family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Kren during this time period were J. Cron, who was recorded in Hamburg in 1297. This is a particularly important record as surnames in German states were in... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kren Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kren family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bernhard Crone, who settled in Quebec in 1778; Benjn Crone, who came to Baltimore in 1828; Francis Kroner, who came to Galveston, TX in 1838; Damien Kroening, who settled in Missouri in 1842.