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Where did the German Krohm family come from? What is the German Krohm family crest and coat of arms? When did the Krohm family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Krohm family history?

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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.

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.


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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.

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Another 66 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Krohm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krohm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Andreas Krohm, who arrived in America in 1757

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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.

This page was last modified on 22 September 2010 at 13:52.

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