Krier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Krier family
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.
Important Dates for the Krier family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krier 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 Krier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.
Early Notables of the Krier family (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...
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Krier migration to the United States
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 
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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