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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.

Kroes Early Origins



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.

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Kroes Spelling Variations


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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.

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Kroes Early History


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Kroes Early History



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

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Kroes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kroes Early Notables (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; Bartholomaeus Krueger, a 16th century town clerk and organist...

Another 31 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Melchior Kroes, who landed in America in 1845
  • A J Kroes, aged 26, arrived in Ncw York, NY in 1847

Kroes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. D. Kroes, aged 34, who emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kroes (post 1700)


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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
  • 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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. 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. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kroes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kroes 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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