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

Krier Early Origins



The surname Krier 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.

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Krier Spelling Variations


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Krier 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.

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Krier Early History


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Krier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krier research. Another 777 words (56 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 Krier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Krier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Krier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the surname Krier 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...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Krier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Krier, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753

Krier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Karl Krier, who landed in North America in 1867

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Contemporary Notables of the name Krier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Krier (post 1700)



  • Richard Krier, American politician, Village President of Morton Grove, Illinois, 2005-09
  • Raymond V. Krier, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1964
  • Paul Krier, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1916, 1952
  • Matt Krier, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1944 (alternate), 1948 (alternate), 1952
  • Martin Krier, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1944, 1952
  • Henry Krier, American politician, Mayor of Massillon, Ohio, 1937

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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    The Krier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Krier Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 6 October 2015 at 11:43.

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