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

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The surname Krolls 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.

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


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Prominent bearers of the family name Krolls 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 Krolls Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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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    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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