Krol History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name is derived from the Middle high German word "krol," meaning "curly."

Early Origins of the Krol family

The surname Krol was first found in Prussia where the family made a considerable contribution to the feudal society which shaped modern Europe. The family branched into several houses, all of which played an important role in the local political conflicts which forged the nation.

Early History of the Krol family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krol research. Another 40 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1563, 1609, 1797, 1848 and 1837 are included under the topic Early Krol History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Krol Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Krol, Krolls, Krols, Croll, Krole and others.

Early Notables of the Krol family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Krol during this time period were Oswald Croll or Crollius (c. 1563-1609) German alchemist, and professor of medicine at the...
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Krol Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Krol migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krol Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Bastiaen Jansen Krol, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1630 [1]
Krol Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Jurig Krol, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Krol (post 1700) +

  • George A. Krol, American Ambassador to Belarus
  • Jack Krol (1936-1994), American baseball coach and manager
  • Ruud Krol (b. 1949), Dutch footballer and coach
  • John Krol (1910-1996), Roman Catholic Cardinal
  • Henk Krol (b. 1950), Dutch journalist
  • Joe "King" Krol (1919-2008), Canadian Football League quarterback
  • Wacław Król, Polish fighter pilot and flying ace in the Polish Air Force then the Royal Air Force, during World War II, credited with 8½ aerial victories


  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)


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