Kroger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

The surname Kroger 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.

Early History of the Kroger family

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Kroger 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 Kroger family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Kroger at this time were Peter Krüger or Peter Crüger (1580-1639), German mathematician, astronomer and polymath; and Johann Crüger (1598-1662), a German composer of well-known hymns. He was born April 9, 1598, at Gross-Breese near Guben in Prussia, educated chiefly at the Jesuit college of Olmutz, at the school of poetry at Regensburg, and the university of Wittenberg; in 1622 was appointed cantor at the church of St. Nicolaus at Berlin, a post...
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Kroger Ranking

In the United States, the name Kroger is the 18,612nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Kroger migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kroger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Clas Casten Kroger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [2]
Kroger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh W Kroger, who arrived in America in 1836 [2]
  • Heinr Kroger, who landed in America in 1844 [2]
  • Louise Kroger, who arrived in America in 1845 [2]
  • M Kroger, aged 45, who landed in America in 1845 [2]
  • Margarth Kroger, aged 40, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845 [2]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Kroger (post 1700) +

  • Harry Kroger, American physicist and electrical engineer
  • John Richard Kroger (b. 1966), Attorney General for the state of Oregon
  • Bernard "Barney" Henry Kroger (1860-1938), American businessman, founder of the Kroger chain of supermarkets in 1883
  • Ernest Kroger, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1932 [3]
  • Helen Kroger (b. 1959), Australian politician
  • Kroger Babb (1906-1980), American film and television produce

Bismarck
  • Wilhelm Kröger (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]
  • Ernst Kröger (1914-1941), German Oberleutnant (V) who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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