Krider History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient and distinguished German surname Krider is derived from "Kreidel," the name of a town near Wohlau, Silesia. Alternatively, the name may be derived from the German word "kreide," meaning "chalk." In this case, the name Krider would have been initially borne by someone who made or sold chalk.

Early Origins of the Krider family

The surname Krider was first found in Silesia, where the name is thought to have emerged. It was a common practice of the time to refer to a new resident of a city by the name of his hometown; thus, it is likely that the progenitor of the name Krider was a native of Kreidel who had settled somewhere else. The earliest known bearer of the name was Crydeler, who was living in Breslau in 1400. The young Krider family played a crucial role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of mediaeval Silesian society.

Early History of the Krider family

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Krider Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kreidler, Kreider, Kreideler, Krider, Kridler and others.

Early Notables of the Krider family (pre 1700)

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United States Krider migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krider Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Krider, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
Krider Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Krider, who arrived in Missouri in 1849 [1]
  • J Krider, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Krider (post 1700) +

  • Clem and Ruby Krider, American longtime supporters of the Arts, eponym of the Krider Performing Arts Center (KPAC) in Paris, Henry County, Tennessee
  • Albert Ray Krider (1910-2007), American Republican politician, Postmaster at East Lansing, Michigan, 1959-73 (acting, 1959-60) [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 on Facebook