Kreuger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Kreuger surname is derived from the Middle High German words "kran," or " kron," meaning "crane;" as a name, Kreuger most likely evolved from a nickname, perhaps for a tall, thin crane-like person.

Early Origins of the Kreuger family

The surname Kreuger was first found in Prussia, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region.

Important Dates for the Kreuger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kreuger research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1297, 1618, and 1819 are included under the topic Early Kreuger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kreuger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Krohn, Krohfoth, Kronsbein, Kron, Cron, Krohne, Crohn, Krone Kroene and many more.

Early Notables of the Kreuger family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Kreuger during this time period were J. Cron, who was recorded in Hamburg in 1297. This is a particularly important record as surnames in German states were in...
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Kreuger migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kreuger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Karl Kreuger, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874 [1]
  • Wilhelmine Kreuger, aged 23, who landed in New York, NY in 1893 [1]
  • Ernestine Kreuger, aged 27, who landed in New York, NY in 1893 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kreuger (post 1700)

  • Hattie F. Kreuger, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 42nd District, 1918; Candidate for New York State Treasurer, 1920 [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from
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