Krewson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The noble surname Krewson emerged in Pomerania, which is a territory of Germany and a maritime province of Prussia. Pomerania is bounded on the south by Brandenburg, on the west by Mecklenburg, and on the east by Poland. During the 5th century, Pomerania was settled by Pommern, who were a Slavic tribe. Pommern, which means on the sea, became the name of this region during the reign of the Charlemagne.

Early Origins of the Krewson family

The surname Krewson was first found in Pomerania, where the family rose to prominence early in the mediaeval era. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Krevet von Rostock (c.1300,) and Erhard zu dem Krebis of Strassburg (1371).

Early History of the Krewson family

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Krewson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Krebs, Krebbs, Kraebs, Krebbes, Krebz, Crebs, Crebbs, Krevet (medieval form), Crebis, Krebis, Kraew, Krew and many more.

Early Notables of the Krewson family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the name Krewson at this time were Johann Tobias Krebs (1690-1762), a German organist and composer; Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-1780), a prominent German composer and Friedrich Krebs (died 1493), an early German organ builder; Johann Tobias Krebs (1690-1762), a pupil of the great Johann Sebastian Bach, he was a composer at Buttelstedt and later Buttstaedt; his son followed in his footsteps: Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-1780), a prominent...
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United States Krewson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krewson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Raymond Krewson, aged 22, destined for Pleasantville, N.J., arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Havana" from Havana, Cuba [1]
  • George Krewson, aged 20, destined for Merchantville, N. J., arrived in New York in 1916 aboard the ship "Bermudian" from Hamilton, Bermuda [2]
  • John Krewson, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Oskawa" from Hamburg, Germany [3]
  • Sarah Krewson, aged 48, destined for Philadelphia, Pa., arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Arcadian" from Bermuda [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Krewson (post 1700) +

  • Rollie "Rollin" Krewson, American seven-time Daytime Emmy Award winning puppet designer and builder, known for her work on The Muppet Show and Sesame Street
  • Lyda Krewson (b. 1953), American Democratic politician, 46th Mayor of St. Louis (2017-) on Facebook