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The German state of Saxony, where the distinguished surname Kroeger 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.

Kroeger Early Origins



The surname Kroeger 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.

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Kroeger Spelling Variations


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Kroeger Spelling Variations



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.

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Kroeger Early History


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Kroeger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kroeger research. Another 443 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1580, 1639, 1776 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Kroeger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kroeger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kroeger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Kroeger at this time were Peter Krüger or Peter Crüger (1580-1639), German mathematician, astronomer and polymath; Bartholomaeus Krueger, a 16th century town clerk and organist...

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

Kroeger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J F Kroeger, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Johann Kroeger, who arrived in New York in 1850
  • Johann Heinrich Kroeger, who landed in Cincinnati, Oh in 1869-1870
  • B Kroeger, who landed in Cincinnati, Oh in 1869-1870
  • John Kroeger, who landed in Arkansas in 1882

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kroeger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kroeger (post 1700)



  • William Kroeger Jr., American politician, Mayor of Fullerton, California, 1956-58
  • Herman Kroeger, American politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1889-91
  • Karl Kroeger (b. 1932), American composer and professor of music
  • Gary Kroeger (b. 1957), American actor, cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985
  • Berry Kroeger (1912-1991), American film, television, and stage actor, best known for his many roles as villains, guest starred on seven episodes of Perry Mason
  • Henry Kroeger (1917-1987), Canadian politician from Alberta, Minister of Transportation (1979 to 1982)
  • Chad Robert Kroeger (b. 1974), Canadian songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band Nickelback
  • Arthur Kroeger CC (1932-2008), Canadian Rhodes Scholar, academic, and civil servant

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kroeger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kroeger 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 6 October 2015 at 11:45.

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