Kriegg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Kriegg family

The surname Kriegg 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 Kriegg family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kriegg 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 Kriegg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kriegg 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 Kriegg family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Kriegg 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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Migration of the Kriegg family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Franz Krieger, who landed in New York City in 1660; Anna Margaretha Krieger, who to America in 1725; Michael Kreeger, who came to Philadelphia in 1738.

Contemporary Notables of the name Kriegg (post 1700)

  • Jean Ernest Kriegg, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 25) Jean Kriegg. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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