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Krenz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Krenz surname comes from the Old High German "cranz" meaning "garland" or "wreath," and was most likely originally an occupational name for a wreath maker.

Early Origins of the Krenz family


The surname Krenz was first found in various parts of the Holy Roman Empire. There is a reference from the year 1308 of Berthold Krantz, who was then serving as "Ratsherr" (councilor) in the city of Strassburg. A Johan Crenzelin is on record in 1288 in Worms and a bearer of Krenzelmacherin is on record in Prague in 1403.

Early History of the Krenz family


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Krenz Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Kranz, Kranze, Krantz, Kranzler, Kranzlbinder, Kranzberg, Kranzle, Krenzel, Krenzle, Kräntz, Kränzler, Kränzle, Kränzel, Kränzl, Crenzelin, Kranzbuhler, Kranzbühler and many more.

Early Notables of the Krenz family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Krenz family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krenz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bertha Krenz, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1892

Krenz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emma Krenz, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Lindonwerder, Germany, in 1907
  • Gertrud Krenz, aged 21, who landed in America from Radebeul, Germany, in 1909
  • Christian Krenz, aged 17, who landed in America from Zarainencz, Russia, in 1909
  • Anna Krenz, aged 29, who landed in America from Kolmar, Germany, in 1911
  • Antal Krenz, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Szecten, Hungary, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Krenz (post 1700)


  • Egon Krenz (b. 1937), former politician from East Germany
  • Katarzyna Krenz (b. 1953), Polish writer, poet and painter
  • Jacek Krenz (b. 1948), Polish academic architect and painter

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