The Kroening surname is derived from the Middle High German words "kran," or " kron," meaning "crane;" as a name, Kroening most likely evolved from a nickname
, perhaps for a tall, thin crane-like person.
Early Origins of the Kroening family
The surname Kroening was first found in Prussia
, where the name was an integral part of the feudal
society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region.
Early History of the Kroening family
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Kroening Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Krohn, Krohfoth, Kronsbein, Kron, Cron, Krohne, Crohn, Krone Kroene and many more.
Early Notables of the Kroening family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Kroening during this time period were J. Cron, who was recorded in Hamburg in 1297. This is a particularly important record as surnames in German states were in... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kroening Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kroening family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kroening Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Damien Kroening, who settled in Missouri in 1842
- Damien Kroening, aged 23, who arrived in Missouri in 1842 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- Johann Kroening, who settled in Illinois in 1892
Contemporary Notables of the name Kroening (post 1700)
- Carl W. Kroening (b. 1928), American former politician, Member of the Minnesota State Senate (1981-1996), Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (1975-1989)