Kroes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

The surname Kroes 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 Kroes family

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

Kroes 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 Kroes family (pre 1700)

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

Kroes migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kroes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Paul Kroes, who arrived in New York, NY in 1832 [1]
  • Melchior Kroes, who landed in America in 1845 [1]
  • A J Kroes, aged 26, who arrived in Ncw York, NY in 1847 [1]
Kroes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs. D. Kroes, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Magda Kroes, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Renske Kroes, aged 27, who landed in America from Driesum, Holland, in 1913
  • Pieter Jacobus Kroes, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1917
  • Jacobus J. Kroes, aged 42, who immigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kroes (post 1700)

  • Henry W. Kroes Jr., American politician, Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1972, 1978; American Independent Candidate for Secretary of State of Michigan, 1974 [2]
  • Doutzen Kroes (b. 1985), Dutch model and actress
  • Neelie Kroes (b. 1941), Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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