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The surname Krohm was first found in Silesia and Bohemia, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. The name Kroh or Krohe was common in mediaeval Germany, as it meant "grau" (in English, "grey"). Chronicles mention Dietrich Kro of Prague in 1411. The endings "-er," "-man," "-meier," "-mayer," and "-au" were often quite interchangeable in early German names, and chronicles first mention Peter Kromer of Liegnitz in 1381.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kro, Krohe, Krahe, Krohm, Krohme, Kromen, Krome, Kromar, Kromm, Krommer, Krohme, Krommen, Kromeyer, Kromeier, Kromayer, Krommaier, Krommeyer, Krommayer, Kromenau and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krohm research. Another 384 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1512, 1543, 1551, 1589, 1606, and 1763 are included under the topic Early Krohm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Notables of the period with the surname Krohm were Georg Hieronymus Kromeier (d.1551), a chamberlain of the city of Breslau, who was knighted by Kaiser Maximilian I around 1500; and Marcin Kromer (1512-1589), Prince-Bishop...
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Krohm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Krohm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
The Krohm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Krohm 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.
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