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The German surname Kretschmar is derived from the Old German word "Kretscham," meaning "inn." The name was most likely first borne by an innkeeper.

Kretschmar Early Origins



The surname Kretschmar was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. The earliest recorded bearer was Henczel Kreczmar, who lived in Jitschin in 1363.

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Kretschmar Spelling Variations


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Kretschmar Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kartschner, Kartschmer, Kretschmar, Karczmar, Karczmarski, Karczmarek, Kretzschmer, Kretchmann, Kretschmeyer, Kartschmeyer, Kartchmann, Karstener, Creekmore, Kretschmer, Kretzchmar, Cretschemer, Kreczmer and many more.

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Kretschmar Early History


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Kretschmar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kretschmar research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1730, 1793, and 1867 are included under the topic Early Kretschmar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kretschmar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kretschmar Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kretschmar 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:

Kretschmar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Kretschmar, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Gottlieb Kretschmar, aged 30, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1854
  • Andrew Kretschmar, who sailed from Bremen to New York in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kretschmar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kretschmar (post 1700)



  • Paul O. Kretschmar, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1933-34, 1943-44, 1947-48; Member of South Dakota State Senate, 1937-38, 1941-42
  • Bruce E Kretschmar (b. 1916), American state legislator
  • Helmut Kretschmar (b. 1928), German classical tenor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. 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. 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).
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
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    The Kretschmar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kretschmar 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 28 January 2016 at 14:46.

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