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Kresge Early Origins



The surname Kresge was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area, included Austria and Hesse. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Kresge Spelling Variations


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Kresge Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kress, Kressberg, Kressel, Kressen, Kresser, Kres and many more.

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Kresge Early History


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Kresge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kresge research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1530 and 1817 are included under the topic Early Kresge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kresge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kresge Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kresge 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 or some of its variants were: Anna Catherine Kress, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729; Anna Margaretha Kress, who came to Pennsylvania in 1740; Hans Cunroth Kress, his wife Elizia, their daughters Elizabeth, Ferena, and sons Frederich and Henrich, who all came to Georgia in 1741.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kresge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kresge (post 1700)



  • George Joseph Kresge (b. 1935), American mentalist, better known by his stage name The Amazing Kreskin, popular on North American television in the 1970s
  • Geoff Kresge, American songwriter, guitarist and bassist
  • Sebastian Spering Kresge (1867-1966), American founder of the S. S. Kresge Company, later renamed the Kmart Corporation in 1977 and The Kresge Foundation, a philanthropic private foundation headquartered in Troy, Michigan
  • Stanley Sebastian Kresge (1900-1985), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948, 1952
  • Samuel James Kresge, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956
  • E. Gregory Kresge, American politician, Representative from New Jersey 5th District, 1996
  • Clifford Terry Kresge (b. 1968), American professional golfer
  • Karen Kresge (b. 1957), British choreographer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
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    The Kresge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kresge 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 11 January 2017 at 12:57.

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