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

Kretschmer Early Origins



The surname Kretschmer 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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Kretschmer Spelling Variations


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Kretschmer 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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Kretschmer Early History


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Kretschmer Early History



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

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Kretschmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kretschmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Kretschmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Karl G Kretschmer, who landed in Missouri in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kretschmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kretschmer (post 1700)



  • Albert Kretschmer (1825-1891), German professor, painter, costumes researcher and chairman of Schauspielhaus Berlin
  • Frank Kretschmer, East German bronze medalist slalom canoer in the late 1970s
  • Theodor Kretschmer (1901-1986), Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Jürgen Kretschmer (1947-1970), East German four-time gold medalist slalom canoer in the 1970s
  • Peter Kretschmer (1992-2012), German gold medalist sprint canoer at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Gero Kretschmer (b. 1985), German tennis player playing on the ATP Challenger Tour
  • Sven Kretschmer (b. 1970), former German footballer
  • Flotilla Admiral Otto "Silent Otto" Kretschmer (1912-1998), German U-Boat commander in World War II, from 1939 until being captured in March 1941, he sank 47 ships
  • Marian Kretschmer (b. 1983), German comics artist
  • Paul Kretschmer (1866-1956), German linguist
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kretschmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kretschmer 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 5 August 2014 at 18:52.

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