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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.

Krenz Early Origins



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.

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Krenz Spelling Variations


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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.

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Krenz Early History


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Krenz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krenz research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1583 is included under the topic Early Krenz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Krenz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Krenz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Krenz 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:

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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Krenz (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    11. ...

    The Krenz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Krenz 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 30 October 2012 at 12:41.

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