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The Kreutzer 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.

Kreutzer Early Origins



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

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Kreutzer Spelling Variations


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Kreutzer Spelling Variations



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

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Kreutzer Early History


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Kreutzer Early History



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

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Kreutzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kreutzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Kreutzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Kreutzer, who settled in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1712
  • Friedr Kreutzer, who landed in America in 1776
  • Christoph Kreutzer, who landed in America in 1783

Kreutzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Kreutzer, who arrived in America in 1817
  • Caspar Kreutzer, who landed in Texas in 1844
  • Feik Kreutzer, who arrived in Texas in 1844
  • Katharina Asselborn Kreutzer, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1875
  • Johannes Kreutzer, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kreutzer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Christoph Kreutzer, a German mercenary in the British army, who deserted during the American War of Independence and immigrated to Canada in 1783 at the age of 22

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kreutzer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kreutzer (post 1700)



  • William Kreutzer, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1880; Presidential Elector for New York, 1880
  • Andrew L. Kreutzer, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1899-1905
  • A. F. Kreutzer, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 12th District, 1946
  • Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766-1831), violinist and a composer of German descent, professor at the Paris Conservatory of Music since it opened and is best remembered for his 40 etudes for the violin
  • Leonid Kreutzer (1884-1953), German classical pianist
  • Conradin Kreutzer (1780-1849), German classical composer and conductor
  • Andrew L Kreutzer, American politician, member of Wisconsin state senate (1899-1905)
  • Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766-1831), French classical violinist and composer
  • Idar Kreutzer (b. 1962), Norwegian CEO of Storebrand

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Kreutzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kreutzer 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 23 July 2016 at 01:01.

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