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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. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    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.

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