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The Kron surname is derived from the Middle High German words "kran," or " kron," meaning "crane;" as a name, Kron most likely evolved from a nickname, perhaps for a tall, thin crane-like person.

Kron Early Origins



The surname Kron was first found in Prussia, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region.

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Kron Spelling Variations


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Kron Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Krohn, Krohfoth, Kronsbein, Kron, Cron, Krohne, Crohn, Krone Kroene and many more.

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Kron Early History


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Kron Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kron research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1297, 1618, and 1819 are included under the topic Early Kron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kron Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kron Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Kron during this time period were J. Cron, who was recorded in Hamburg in 1297. This is a particularly important record as surnames in German states were in...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kron 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:

Kron Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Jacob Kron, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Henrich Kron, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Matheis Kron, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

Kron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Auguste Kron, aged 26, landed in New Orleans, La in 1845
  • Margareta Jonsdotter Kron, aged 16, landed in New York in 1849
  • Charles F Kron, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kron (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kron (post 1700)



  • Ole Kron (b. 1847), American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1892
  • Gabriel Kron (1901-1968), American considered an unconventional and somewhat controversial engineer who worked for General Electric
  • Thomas M. "Tommy" Kron (1943-2007), American former professional basketball player
  • Elizabeth S. "Lisa" Kron (b. 1961), American actress and playwright
  • Otto Wilhelm Kron, German Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel) in the Waffen SS during World War II
  • Claudio Kron (b. 1971), Brazilian percussionist, dancer, capoeirista and executive producer
  • Robert Kron (b. 1967), retired Czech professional ice hockey centre

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kron 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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