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Kronk Early Origins



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.

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Kronk Spelling Variations


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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.

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Kronk Early History


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Kronk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kronk research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kronk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kronk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kronk Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kronk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kronk (post 1700)



  • Martin Anthony Kronk (1900-1976), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1937-44
  • John A. Kronk, American politician, Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1950
  • Dave Kronk, American Democrat politician, Chair of Alger County Democratic Party, 2007
  • Catherine Finan Kronk, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1952
  • 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
  • Paul Kronk (b. 1954), Australian former tennis player from Toowoomba, Queensland

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    2. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Kronk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kronk 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 3 November 2015 at 10:03.

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