Krogh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

The surname Krogh 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 Krogh family

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

Krogh 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 Krogh family (pre 1700)

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


United States Krogh migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krogh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Krogh, aged 30, who landed in New York, N Y in 1843 [1]
  • George Krogh, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Krogh (post 1700) +

  • Rodney Krogh (b. 1967), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 2004, 2008 [2]
  • Gerhard H. Krogh, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Rotterdam, 1914-17; U.S. Consul in Malmo, 1924 [2]
  • Dawn Krogh, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 2008 [2]
  • Lars Krogh Jeppesen (b. 1979), Danish handball player


  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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