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Kromer Early Origins



The surname Kromer 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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Kromer Spelling Variations


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Kromer 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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Kromer Early History


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Kromer Early History



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

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Kromer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kromer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the surname Kromer 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 Kromer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kromer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Georg Kromer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1740
  • Johann Wilhelm Kromer arrived in Philadelphia in 1753
  • Johan Wilhelm Kromer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Leonhart Kromer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1767

Kromer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Barbara and Conrad Kromer came to New Orleans in 1820
  • Friederich Kromer, who arrived in America in 1847
  • Christian Kromer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1859
  • Frederich Kromer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870
  • William H Kromer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kromer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kromer (post 1700)



  • Jay W. Kromer, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960
  • Herman Kromer, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Cayuga County, 1935, 1936
  • Charles C. Kromer, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1872
  • Arthur E. Kromer, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 37th District, 1957-62
  • Brigadier-General Hayes Adlai Kromer (1890-1975), American Military Attaché to Brazil (1944-1945)
  • Tom Kromer (1906-1969), American writer, best known for his one novel, Waiting for Nothing, the life of a hobo in the 1930s
  • Major General Leon Benjamin Kromer (1876-1966), Chief of U. S. Cavalry, head football coach at the United States Military Academy (1901)
  • Aaron Kromer, American NFL running back coach for the New Orleans Saints
  • Marcin Kromer (1512-1589), 16th century Prince-Bishop of Warmia

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
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    The Kromer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kromer 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 19 May 2016 at 15:50.

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