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The noble surname Kreps emerged in Pomerania, which is a territory of Germany and a maritime province of Prussia. Pomerania is bounded on the south by Brandenburg, on the west by Mecklenburg, and on the east by Poland. During the 5th century, Pomerania was settled by Pommern, who were a Slavic tribe. Pommern, which means on the sea, became the name of this region during the reign of the Charlemagne.

Kreps Early Origins



The surname Kreps was first found in Pomerania, where the family rose to prominence early in the mediaeval era. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Krevet von Rostock (c.1300,) and Erhard zu dem Krebis of Strassburg (1371).

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Kreps Spelling Variations


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Kreps Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Krebs, Krebbs, Kraebs, Krebbes, Krebz, Crebs, Crebbs, Krevet (medieval form), Crebis, Krebis, Kraew, Krew and many more.

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Kreps Early History


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Kreps Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kreps research. Another 373 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1311, 1803, 1787, 1690, 1762, 1713, 1780, 1493, 1690, 1762, 1713, 1780, 1755, 1741, 1814, 1804, 1880 and 1827 are included under the topic Early Kreps History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kreps Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kreps Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the name Kreps at this time were Johann Tobias Krebs (1690-1762), a German organist and composer; Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-1780), a prominent German composer and Friedrich Krebs (died 1493), an early German organ builder; Johann Tobias Krebs (1690-1762), a pupil of the great Johann Sebastian Bach, he was...

Another 88 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kreps 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:

Kreps Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pieter Kreps, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Adam Kreps, aged 19, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Christian Kreps, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Philip Kreps, aged 18, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Andrew Kreps, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Kreps Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Herman Kreps, who landed in Arkansas in 1882

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kreps (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kreps (post 1700)



  • William Kreps, American politician, Postmaster at Hagerstown, Maryland, 1807-22
  • W. C. Kreps, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Franklin County, 1889-90, 1899-1900; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900
  • Theodore Kreps, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1948
  • Juanita Morris Kreps (1921-2010), American politician, Secretary of Commerce, 1977-79
  • J. F. Kreps, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Westmoreland County, 1870
  • Juanita Morris Kreps (1921-2010), American government official and businesswoman, 24th United States Secretary of Commerce (1977-1979), the first woman to hold that position
  • Dean Kreps (b. 1961), American football coach and former player
  • David Marc "Dave" Kreps (b. 1950), American game theorist and economist and professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University
  • Kamil Kreps (b. 1984), Czech professional ice hockey player

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. 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. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Kreps Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kreps 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 26 March 2016 at 19:44.

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