Kriebel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Kriebel surname comes from the Middle High German word "krieger," meaning " warrior," or "soldier;" and as such it was an occupational name for a mercenary soldier. However, some instances of this name are no doubt derived from the Middle High German word "kriege," which means "obstinate" or "cantankerous." In this case, Kriebel would have originally been a nickname, which in turn became a hereditary surname when surnames first began to be used.

Early Origins of the Kriebel family

The surname Kriebel was first found in Silesia, where the family rose to prominence early in the mediaeval era. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Johann Criec (Chrieger) who lived around 1260.

Early History of the Kriebel family

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Kriebel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Krieger, Kreiger, Krieg, Kriege, Krige, Krig, Crieg, Crieger, Criege, Criegern, Kriegern, Kriegger, Kriegge, Kriegg, Kriegler, Kriegel, Kriegl, Krigler, Kriegk, Kriegker, Kriegke, Kriec, Kriek, Criec, Creger, Chrieger, Chrieg, Criegel, Kriieger and many more.

Early Notables of the Kriebel family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Kriebel were Johan Cornelius Krieger (1683-1755), a Danish architect and landscape architect; Captain Marten Kregier (Cregier) (1617-c.1681), German settler of New Amsterdam from Borcken; and Adam Krieger (1634-1666), an organist at the Leipzig and Dresden courts, who is...
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Kriebel Ranking

In the United States, the name Kriebel is the 15,453rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Kriebel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kriebel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christopher Kriebel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1734 [2]
  • Frantz Kriebel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [2]
Kriebel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frieda Kriebel, aged 1, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Oscar S. Kriebel, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Ludolf Kriebel, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Theodor Kriebel, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1893
  • Emma Kriebel, aged 9, who landed in America, in 1894
Kriebel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Oscar Kriebel, aged 38, who immigrated to America, in 1903
  • William J. Kriebel, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Selina Kriebel, aged 19, who landed in America from Sussenbach, Germany, in 1912
  • Edgar Kriebel, aged 3, who immigrated to the United States from Ungvar, Hungary, in 1912
  • Johannes Kriebel, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States, in 1922
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Contemporary Notables of the name Kriebel (post 1700) +

  • Karl Kriebel (1888-1961), General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Hermann Kriebel (1876-1941), Lieutenant Colonel and former Bavarian staff officer


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)


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