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

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The surname Kroner 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.

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


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

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Prominent bearers of the family name Kroner 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 Kroner 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 were:

Kroner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Georg Kroner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Jacob Kroner, who landed in America in 1751

Kroner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Kroner, who came to Galveston, TX in 1838
  • Dorothea Kroner, who came to America in 1845
  • Elis Kroner, who came to America in 1845
  • Dorothea Kroner, who landed in America in 1845
  • Elis Kroner, who arrived in America in 1845
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  • Gary Kroner, American Football League football player for the Denver Broncos (1965 to 1967)
  • Richard Kroner (1884-1974), German neo-Hegelian philosopher
  • Erling Kroner (1943-2011), Danish trombonist and bandleader
  • Jozef Kroner (1924-1998), Slovak actor
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    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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