The German state of Saxony
, where the distinguished surname Kriger arose, is renowned for both its beauty, industry, and economic power. However, in the medieval era, Germany
was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Saxony
derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons
who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire.
Early Origins of the Kriger family
The surname Kriger was first found in Saxony
, where the family was anciently associated with the political and religious conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. The family founded numerous branches, many of which acquired manors and estates in surrounding regions, where they contributed to the prosperity of their society.
Early History of the Kriger family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kriger research.Another 222 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1580, 1639, 1598, 1662, 1776 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Kriger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kriger Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Krueger, Kruger, Krüger, Krugger, Cruger, Crugger, Crueger, Kruge, Cruge, Kruege, Krug, Krueg, Krugg, Crug, Crueg, Crugg, Krugler, Kruegler, Krugel, Kruegel, Kruegeli, Krugeli and many more.
Early Notables of the Kriger family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Kriger at this time were Peter Krüger or Peter Crüger (1580-1639), German mathematician, astronomer and polymath; Johann Crüger (1598-1662), a German composer of well-known hymns; Bartholomaeus Krueger, a 16th century... Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kriger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kriger family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kriger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- B Friedrich Kriger, aged 30, who arrived in Missouri in 1846 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Kriger (post 1700)
- Herschel Kriger, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1964 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html