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

Kretzer Early Origins



The surname Kretzer 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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Kretzer Spelling Variations


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Kretzer 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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Kretzer Early History


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Kretzer Early History



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

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Kretzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kretzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Kretzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Leonh Kretzer, who arrived in America in 1766

Kretzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Theodore Kretzer, aged 31, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Heinr Kretzer, who arrived in America in 1852
  • Konr Kretzer, who landed in America in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kretzer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kretzer (post 1700)



  • Conrad Kretzer, American Democrat politician, Independent Democratic Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Groton, 1912
  • Bernd Kretzer (b. 1984), German sound engineer, best known for his work on The NeverEnding Story
  • Joachim Kretzer (b. 1968), German actor, best known for his role in the television series Rote Rosen
  • Marcus Kretzer (b. 1965), German pianist and music teacher, recipient of many awards including 1995: 1st prize at the International Piano Competition, 1994: 1st prize at the International Piano Competition and many more
  • Max Kretzer (1854-1941), Prussian television writer

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Kretzer Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    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. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    11. ...

    The Kretzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kretzer 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 31 October 2015 at 15:02.

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