Krieg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Krieg 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, Krieg would have originally been a nickname, which in turn became a hereditary surname when surnames first began to be used.

Early Origins of the Krieg family

The surname Krieg 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.

Important Dates for the Krieg family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krieg research. Another 389 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1711, 1737, 1701, 1740, 1818, 1743, 1830, 1837, 1683, 1755, 1617, 1681, 1634, 1666, 1649, 1725, 1652 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Krieg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Krieg 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 Krieg family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Krieg 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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Krieg migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krieg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Margaretha Dor Krieg, who arrived in America in 1730 [1]
  • Jacob Krieg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Jacob Krieg, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1752
  • Joh Gottfried Krieg, who landed in America in 1783 [1]
  • Johann Adam Krieg, who landed in America in 1783 [1]
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Krieg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Tobias Krieg, who arrived in America in 1807 [1]
  • John Krieg, who settled in New Orleans in 1820
  • Bern Krieg, who arrived in America in 1835 [1]
  • Ernst Krieg, who landed in Buffalo, NY in 1835 [1]
  • Karl Friedrich Krieg, who landed in America in 1839 [1]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Krieg (post 1700)

  • William Frederick "Bill" Krieg (1859-1930), American Major League Baseball player (1884 to 1887)
  • David Michael Krieg (b. 1958), former American NFL football quarterback
  • William L. Krieg, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Lagos, 1943 [2]
  • William H. Krieg, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1956 [2]
  • Randon J. Krieg, American politician, Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1992, 1994 [2]
  • Otto H. Krieg, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1928 [2]
  • Anthony Krieg, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Monroe County 1st District, 1921 [2]
  • Lothar Krieg (b. 1955), German Olympic track and field bronze medalist athlete who competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Bruno Krieg (b. 1896), German politician, mayor of the town Herford in West Germany
  • Nathalie Krieg (b. 1977), Swiss figure skater, Swiss national champion (1993 and 1994)

Citations

  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 http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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