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Kress Early Origins



The surname Kress 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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Kress Spelling Variations


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Kress Spelling Variations



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

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Kress Early History


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Kress Early History



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

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Kress Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kress Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kress 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:

Kress Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Catherine Kress, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Johann Martin Kress, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Jacob Kress, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Jurich Philip Kress, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Anna Margaretha Kress, who came to Pennsylvania in 1740
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kress Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Matth Kress, who arrived in America in 1807
  • Conrad Kress, who arrived at Baltimore in 1831
  • Bernhard Kress, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Marianne Kress, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Michael Kress, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kress Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adam Michall Kress, who arrived in Pike County, Ind in 1900

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kress (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kress (post 1700)



  • Walter J. Kress, American Republican politician, Chair of Cambria County Republican Party, 1927
  • Ralph Kress, American Republican politician, Candidate for borough President of Queens, New York, 1969
  • Grant M. Kress, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Schuyler County, 1935
  • Charles W. Kress, American Republican politician, Broome County Sheriff; Mayor of Binghamton, New York, 1938-41
  • Harold Kress (b. 1913), American director, editor, and Academy award winner
  • Carl Kress (1907-1965), American jazz musician
  • Samuel Henry Kress (1863-1955), American philanthropist, founder of the Kress Foundation, which promotes European art and architecture
  • Wilhelm Kress (1836-1913), Russian pioneer of aviation and constructor of aircraft

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Suggested Readings for the name Kress


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Suggested Readings for the name Kress



  • The Descendants [sic] of Johann Nicholaus Heinrich Kress by Bernard W. Cruse.

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Kress Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. 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).
    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. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kress Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kress 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 6 October 2015 at 11:30.

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