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Krom Early Origins



The surname Krom was 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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Krom Spelling Variations


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Krom Spelling Variations



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.

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Krom Early History


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Krom Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krom 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 Krom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Krom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Krom Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the surname Krom were Georg Hieronymus Kromeier (d.1551), a chamberlain of the city of Breslau, who was knighted by Kaiser Maximilian I around 1500; and Marcin Kromer (1512-1589), Prince-Bishop...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Krom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krom Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Henrich Krom, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Johannes Krom, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772

Krom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Krom, who landed in Maryland in 1848
  • Maria Krom, aged 12, arrived in New York, NY in 1876
  • Anna Krom, aged 40, arrived in New York, NY in 1876
  • Catharina Krom, who landed in New York, NY in 1876
  • Conrad Krom, aged 40, arrived in New York, NY in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Krom (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Krom (post 1700)



  • Beth Krom, American politician, Mayor of Irvine, California; elected 2004, 2006

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Krom Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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    The Krom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Krom 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 6 October 2015 at 11:49.

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