Early Origins of the Kromayer family
The surname Kromayer 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.
Early History of the Kromayer family
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Kromayer 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.
Early Notables of the Kromayer family (pre 1700)
Notables of the period with the surname Kromayer 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 Kromayer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kromayer family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Georg Kromer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1740; He was followed by Johann Wilhelm Kromer in 1753; and Leonhart Komer in 1767. Anna Barbara and Conrad Kromer came to New Orleans in 1820. Henrich Kroh came to Philadelphia in 1741.