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The German state of Saxony, where the distinguished surname Kruger 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.

Kruger Early Origins



The surname Kruger 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.

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Kruger Spelling Variations


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Kruger 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.

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Kruger Early History


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Kruger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kruger research. Another 443 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1580, 1639, 1776 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Kruger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kruger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kruger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Kruger at this time were Peter Krüger or Peter Crüger (1580-1639), German mathematician, astronomer and polymath; Bartholomaeus Krueger, a 16th century town clerk and organist...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kruger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kruger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Franz Kruger, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1660
  • Walburg DeSille Kruger, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1660

Kruger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Caston Kruger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Caspar Kruger, who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1759
  • Vasper Kruger settled in Maryland in 1761
  • Peter Kruger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • Johan Wilhelm Kruger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kruger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernhd Kruger, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Bernhard Kruger arrived in Philadelphia in 1809
  • Aloys Kruger, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • August Kruger, who landed in America in 1839
  • Cath Sophie Kruger, who arrived in America in 1839
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kruger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andreas Kruger, who arrived in Alabama in 1913

Kruger Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • August Kruger, aged 29, arrived in Quebec in 1868
  • Heinrich Kruger, aged 19, landed in Quebec in 1868

Kruger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Christian Kruger, aged 50, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"
  • Godlive Kruger, aged 37, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert"
  • Johann Carl August Kruger, aged 46, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria"

Kruger Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Gustav Kruger, aged 24, a railway labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • Wihelmina Kruger, aged 26, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • Augusta Kruger, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • August Kruger, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kruger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kruger (post 1700)



  • Theodore Kruger, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Kehl, 1898
  • Robert D. Kruger, American Republican politician, Mayor of Oneida, New York, 1954-56
  • Paul S. Kruger, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1948
  • Marlene Kruger, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1996
  • Ira Kruger, American politician, Mayor of Aberdeen, South Dakota, 1937
  • Mrs. I. M. Kruger, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1972
  • Cynthia G. Kruger, American politician, Mayor of New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1982-83
  • Charles G. Kruger, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1928
  • Carl Kruger, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Senate 27th District; elected 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008
  • Otto Kruger (1885-1974), American actor, known for his roles in High Noon (1952), Saboteur (1942) and Dracula's Daughter (1936)
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. 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. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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    The Kruger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kruger 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 24 February 2016 at 11:02.

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