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The Kreutz surname has several possible origins. The "Kreitz" variation of this surname was inspired by the town of Kreitz, which lies near the city of Neuss in northwestern Germany. This type of surname generally arose when an individual moved from one settlement to another, and was then referred to by the name of his place of origin. "Kreitz" may also have been derived from the German word "kreuz," denoting a "cross." The first bearers of the surname might have worked a field or plot of land shaped like a cross, or lived near a prominent cross that served either as a religious symbol or as a boundary-marker (crosses were commonly used for this purpose in the medieval period). It is also thought that the surnames "Kreuz" and "Kreitz" may have come from a sobriquet referring to someone who had served under the banner of the Cross in a Crusade.

Kreutz Early Origins



The surname Kreutz was first found in the region of the North Rhine- Westphalia, where members of the Kreutz family were no doubt integral parts of the Feudal System that became the backbone of early European society.

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Kreutz Spelling Variations


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Kreutz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kreitz, Kreuz, Kruetz, Kreutzer and others.

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Kreutz Early History


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Kreutz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kreutz research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1753 and 1812 are included under the topic Early Kreutz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kreutz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kreutz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kreutz 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:

Kreutz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Henry Kreutz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • Daniel Kreutz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Han Georg Kreutz, who went to Philadelphia in 1750
  • Wilhelm Kreutz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Dewald Kreutz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kreutz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Kreutz, who asrrived at New Orleans in 1834 when he was 18 years old
  • Conrad Kreutz, who arrived in Texas in 1844
  • Barbara Kreutz, aged 15, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Catherine Kreutz, aged 44, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Magdalena Kreutz, aged 11, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kreutz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kreutz (post 1700)



  • Robert Edward Kreutz (1922-1996), American composer of Roman Catholic liturgical worship music
  • Olin George Kreutz (b. 1977), American former college and NFL football center
  • Arthur Kreutz (1906-1991), American composer, best known for his Paul Bunyan Suite and the Dixie Concerto
  • Heinrich Carl Friedrich Kreutz (1854-1907), German astronomer, known for his study of the orbits of several sungrazing comets, eponym of the Kreutz Sungrazers
  • Karl Kreutz (1909-1997), German Standartenführer (Colonel) in the Waffen-SS, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Ludivine Kreutz (b. 1973), French professional golfer, winner of the 2003 La Perla Ladies Italian Open

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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Kreutz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kreutz 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.

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