Kroeker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The German state of Saxony, where the distinguished surname Kroeker 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 Kroeker family

The surname Kroeker 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.

Important Dates for the Kroeker family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kroeker 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 Kroeker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kroeker 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.

Early Notables of the Kroeker family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Kroeker 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 Kroeker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kroeker migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kroeker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Philip Kroeker, aged 24, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]
  • Abraham Kroeker, aged 9, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]
  • Elizabeth Kroeker, who landed in Nebraska in 1876 [1]
  • Agnetha Kroeker, aged 5, who landed in Nebraska in 1876 [1]
  • Anna Kroeker, aged 6, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kroeker migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kroeker Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Cornelius Kroeker, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Jacob Kroeker, who arrived in Manitoba in 1876

Contemporary Notables of the name Kroeker (post 1700)

  • Kendell Kroeker, American politician, Member of the Wyoming House of Representatives (2011-2016)
  • Joel Kroeker, Canadian singer/songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Timothy "Tim" Kroeker (b. 1971), Canadian runner at the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Allan Kroeker (b. 1951), Canadian film and television director, cinematographer, screenwriter, film editor and film producer, known for his work on the Star Trek series

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
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