Kroll History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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

Early Origins of the Kroll family

The surname Kroll 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.

Important Dates for the Kroll family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kroll research. Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kroll History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kroll Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Kroll family (pre 1700)

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Kroll migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kroll Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christoph Kroll, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Christoph Kroll, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729 [1]
  • Peter Kroll who settled in Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Hans Jerg Kroll, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Johan Martin Kroll, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Kroll Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Sam Hinrick Kroll, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Friederica Carol Christ Kroll, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Anna Kroll, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Fried Karl Kroll, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]
  • Joseph Kroll, aged 30, who arrived in Missouri in 1841 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Kroll Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Cecilie Kroll, who landed in California in 1922 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kroll (post 1700)

  • Woodrow M. Kroll (b. 1944), American evangelist, principal of the "Back to the Bible" radio ministry
  • William Kroll (1901-1980), American violinist and composer, best known for his composition Banjo and Fiddle for violin and piano
  • Nicholas J. "Nick" Kroll (b. 1978), American actor, screenwriter, producer, and comedian, best known for his role as Rodney Ruxin on The League and his Comedy Central program, Kroll Show, son of Jules Kroll
  • Jules B. Kroll (b. 1941), American founder and CEO of Kroll Bond Rating Agency and Chairman of K2Global
  • Ted Kroll (1919-2002), American PGA professional golfer who had 8 PGA Tour wins
  • Leon Kroll (1884-1974), American painter and lithographer, elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • Milton P Kroll (b. 1914), prominent American lawyer who was educated at Harvard
  • Fredric Kroll (b. 1945), American composer and writer
  • John B. Kroll, American politician, Village President of Franklin Park, Illinois, 1931-33 [2]
  • Jacob Kroll, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1944, 1948 [2]
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Kroll family

Bismarck
  • Kurt Kroll (1919-1941), German Mechanikersobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

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Citations

  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
  3. ^ 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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