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Krock was first used as a name by Viking settlers in ancient Scotland. It was a name for a crooked person. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. This nickname was originally derived from the Old Norman word crok which meant "hook" or "something crooked."

Krock Early Origins



The surname Krock was first found in Lancashire (located in northwest England and dates back to 1180), where they held a family seat from early times, before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Krock Spelling Variations


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Krock Spelling Variations



Scottish names from the Middle Ages vary enormously in their spellings. This is a result of the fact that there were no universal standards like dictionaries for scribes to judge by. The recorded spelling variations of the name Krock include Crook, Crooke, Crooks, Cruik, Cruiks, Crok, Cruke, Crukes, Cruikes and many more.

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Krock Early History


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Krock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krock research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1674 and 1641 are included under the topic Early Krock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Krock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Krock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Krock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Krock In Ireland


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Krock In Ireland



Some of the Krock family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Settlers found farms all along the eastern part of what would become the United States and Canada. They provided a base and a backbone that would strengthen two great nations in the making. In the 20th century, the ancestors of those brave Scots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and Scottish historical societies. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Krock or a variant listed above, including:

Krock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Caspar Krock, who arrived in New York in 1834
  • Joh Anton Krock, who arrived in America in 1853
  • Andrus Krock, who was on record in Ohio in 1855
  • Carl Krock, who arrived in America in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Krock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Krock (post 1700)



  • Arthur Krock (1886-1974), American journalist who won the 1935 and 1938 Pulitzer Prizes for Correspondence and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Edward Krock, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1956, 1960, 1964

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
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    The Krock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Krock 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 November 2016 at 16:22.

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