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Early Origins of the Kronk family


The surname Kronk was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. The Krangheit family were notable merchants who traded with the East and West India Companies. The family later branched to the Province of Utrecht.

Early History of the Kronk family


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Kronk Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Krangheid, Krankeide, Krankeit, Krankel, Kranke, Cronkite, Crankite, Crankhite, Cronkhite and many more.

Early Notables of the Kronk family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kronk family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William H. and Samuel D. Cronkhite, who were both recorded in the 1861 Census of Hallowell Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada, and Clara L. Cronkrite, who came to Vermont between the years 1852-1934..

Contemporary Notables of the name Kronk (post 1700)


  • Gary W. Kronk (b. 1956), American amateur astronomer and writer, awarded the Charles P. Olivier Award, American Meteor Society in 1999, eponym of the asteroid 48300 Kronk
  • Martin Anthony Kronk (1900-1976), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1937-44 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John A. Kronk, American politician, Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1950 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dave Kronk, American Democrat politician, Chair of Alger County Democratic Party, 2007 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Catherine Finan Kronk, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1952 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Paul Kronk (b. 1954), Australian former tennis player from Toowoomba, Queensland

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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