Krug History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German state of Saxony, where the distinguished surname Krug arose, is renowned for both its beauty, industry, and economic power. However, in the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire.

Early Origins of the Krug family

The surname Krug was first found in Saxony, where the family was anciently associated with the political and religious conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. The family founded numerous branches, many of which acquired manors and estates in surrounding regions, where they contributed to the prosperity of their society.

Early History of the Krug family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Krug research. Another 222 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1580, 1639, 1598, 1662, 1776 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Krug History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Krug Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Krueger, Kruger, Krüger, Krugger, Cruger, Crugger, Crueger, Kruge, Cruge, Kruege, Krug, Krueg, Krugg, Crug, Crueg, Crugg, Krugler, Kruegler, Krugel, Kruegel, Kruegeli, Krugeli and many more.

Early Notables of the Krug family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Krug at this time were Peter Krüger or Peter Crüger (1580-1639), German mathematician, astronomer and polymath; Johann Crüger (1598-1662), a German composer of well-known hymns; Bartholomaeus Krueger, a 16th century...
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Krug Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Krug migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Krug Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andreas Krug, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Jacob Krug, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Valentine Krug, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Michael Krug, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Joh Daniel Krug, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Krug Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johannes Krug, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1808 [1]
  • E C Krug, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Eva Krug, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Andrew Krug, aged 24, who landed in Missouri in 1839 [1]
  • Johann Gottlieb Krug, who arrived in America in 1839 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Krug Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Simon Krug, aged 21, who arrived in New York, NY in 1906 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Krug (post 1700) +

  • Julius Albert Krug (1907-1970), American administrator, U.S. Secretary of the Interior (1946 to 1949)
  • Edward A. Krug (1911-1979), American education historian
  • Shirley Krug, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2000 [2]
  • Philip N. Krug, American Democrat politician, Village President of Mineola, New York, 1913-26; Chair of Nassau County Democratic Party, 1926-33; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928 [2]
  • Julius Albert Krug (1907-1970), American politician, Secretary of the Interior, 1946-49 [2]
  • Jim Krug, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 3rd District, 2004 [2]
  • George A. Krug, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Westchester County 5th District, 1925 [2]
  • Frank A. Krug, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Preston, 1926, 1930 [2]
  • Foster Krug, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1952 [2]
  • Manfred Krug (1937-2016), German actor, singer and author
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Paul Krug (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


  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 http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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