Kropp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kropp family

The surname Kropp was first found in Hamburg, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Heyno Crup (Crupe) of Hamburg (c.1265). Hamburg, first mentioned in 800 A.D., was no larger than a village in Pre-Christian times, but soon expanded to be Germany's oldest and largest seaport, "das Tor zur Welt," the gateway to the world. It received its charter in 1189 from Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, making its harbor over 800 years old. Hamburg became a member of the Hanseatic league in the 13th century, Europe's most powerful trading organization, and members of the family flocked to this commercial center to capitalize on their interests during its expansion.

Early History of the Kropp family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kropp research. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1812, 1848, 1854, 1886, and 1887 are included under the topic Early Kropp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kropp Spelling Variations

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Early Notables of the Kropp family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time included Alfred Krupp (1812-1887), a German metallurgist, who developed a process for making cast steel. The metal foundry in Essen which he had taken over from his father in 1848 was in turn taken over by his...
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United States Kropp migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kropp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Barb Kropp, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • George Kropp, aged 28, who landed in Missouri in 1839 [1]
  • Arend Kropp, aged 22, who landed in Missouri in 1842 [1]
  • Heinrich Kropp, who landed in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • Michael Kropp, who landed in North America in 1846 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kropp (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Carl Kropp (b. 1953), American former professional basketball player
  • Tori Kropp, American internationally recognized pregnancy, woman's health, and early parenting expert
  • Lloyd Edward Kropp (b. 1937), American novelist, composer, and educator
  • Jennifer Kropp (b. 1979), American female beach volleyball player
  • William J. Kropp, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas 4th District, 1944, 1948 [2]
  • Paul A. Kropp, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1948 [2]
  • Elisabeth Kropp, German Olympic sprint canoer
  • Göran Kropp (1966-2002), Swedish adventurer and mountaineer

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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