Show ContentsKriner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished and ancient German surname Kriner is of two possible origins. Firstly, the name is derived from the Middle High German word "krinne," meaning "curled, frizzy"; in this instance, the name would have been initially bestowed as a nickname on someone with curly hair. Alternatively, the name may be derived from the German word "krinne," meaning "grove" or "watercourse." In this case, the progenitor of the name would have been someone who lived by a watercourse.

Early Origins of the Kriner family

The surname Kriner was first found in Bohemia, where it is believed to have first emerged during the Middle Ages.The young Kriner family was instrumental during this formative period, figuring prominently in the early history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval Bohemian society.

Early History of the Kriner family

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Kriner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Krinner, Krinne, Kriner, Kryner, Krynner, Krinn and others.

Early Notables of the Kriner family (pre 1700)

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Kriner Ranking

In the United States, the name Kriner is the 12,192nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Kriner family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andreas Kryner, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754; as did Valentine Kryner in 1765; Francis Kriner, who arrived in Georgia in 1839; Kiliam Kriner, who applied for naturalization in Ohio in 1848.

Contemporary Notables of the name Kriner (post 1700) +

  • Harry Luther Kriner (b. 1894), prominent American professor
  • Gerald A. Kriner, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2004 [2]
  • Robert A Kriner, CPA of Gaines Metzler Kriner & Co. accounting firm in Buffalo, New York

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