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Origins Available: German-Alt, German

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

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

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

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krolls research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1563, 1609, 1797, 1848 and 1837 are included under the topic Early Krolls History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christoph Kroll, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1729. Johan Kroll, who came to America in 1850; Josef Kroll, who arrived in New York city in 1893; and Peter Kroll who settled in Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania in 1734..

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  9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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The Krolls Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Krolls 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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