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The German surname Kritzer is derived from the Old German word "Kretscham," meaning "inn." The name was most likely first borne by an innkeeper.

Kritzer Early Origins



The surname Kritzer was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. The earliest recorded bearer was Henczel Kreczmar, who lived in Jitschin in 1363.

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Kritzer Spelling Variations


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Kritzer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kartschner, Kartschmer, Kretschmar, Karczmar, Karczmarski, Karczmarek, Kretzschmer, Kretchmann, Kretschmeyer, Kartschmeyer, Kartchmann, Karstener, Creekmore, Kretschmer, Kretzchmar, Cretschemer, Kreczmer and many more.

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Kritzer Early History


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Kritzer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kritzer research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1730, 1793, and 1867 are included under the topic Early Kritzer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kritzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kritzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kritzer 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:

Kritzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Baltzer Kritzer, aged 37, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • John Melchior Kritzer, aged 46, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748

Kritzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Josefine Kritzer, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Germany, in 1892
  • Esther Kritzer, aged 4, who landed in America, in 1895
  • E. Kritzer, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States, in 1897

Kritzer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Malie Kritzer, aged 4, who landed in America from Tarnow, Austria, in 1908
  • Feige Kritzer, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Tarnow, Austria, in 1908
  • Chonin Kritzer, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Rudnik, Austria, in 1909
  • Anna Kritzer, aged 17, who settled in America from Slowita, Austria, in 1911
  • Brane Kritzer, aged 48, who landed in America from Podhajce, Austria, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kritzer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kritzer (post 1700)



  • Rose Kritzer, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 16th District, 1921
  • Harry Kritzer, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1922 (Kings County 10th District), 1928 (Kings County 11th District), 1932 (Kings County 6th District)
  • Leslie Kritzer (1977-2008), American 2008 Drama Desk Award nominated Broadway actress

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    11. ...

    The Kritzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kritzer 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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