Kruse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kruse family

The surname Kruse was first found in Mecklenburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the family name branched into other houses, where their influence continued to be felt because of the important role they played in the local social and political affairs. They were also seated at Nassau and this senior branch of the family were elevated to Barons in 1653.

Early History of the Kruse family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kruse research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1653 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Kruse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kruse Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kruse, Krusse, Kroose, Kroose, Kruze and others.

Early Notables of the Kruse family (pre 1700)

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United States Kruse migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kruse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Georg Kruse, who arrived in America in 1783 [1]
Kruse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Herman Rudolp Kruse, who arrived at the port of Baltimore in 1833
  • Heinr Gerh Kruse, who landed in America in 1835 [1]
  • Bern Heinr Kruse, who landed in America in 1838 [1]
  • Herm Heinr W Kruse, who landed in America in 1839 [1]
  • A Christ Elsabein Kruse, who landed in America in 1840 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kruse (post 1700) +

  • Dean V. Kruse (b. 1941), American former auctioneer and former owner and CEO of Kruse International
  • Russell Wayne Kruse (1922-2007), American auctioneer, founder of Kruse International
  • William F. "Bill" Kruse (1894-1952), American socialist journalist and functionary
  • Nancy Kruse, American former animation director on the television show "The Simpsons"
  • Henry Kruse, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1924 [2]
  • Henry Kruse, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1904 [2]
  • Frederick W. Kruse (b. 1852), American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1900-20 [2]
  • Fred W. Kruse, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1924 [2]
  • Edward H. Kruse (b. 1918), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1949-51; defeated, 1950; Superior Court Judge in Indiana, 1952 [2]
  • Dick Kruse, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1996 [2]
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Ernst Kruse (1910-1941), German Leutnant M.A. who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
Empress of Ireland
  • Miss Freda Kruse (1894-1914), American Second Class Passenger from Rochester, Minnesota, United States who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland [4]
  • Mr. Herman Kruse (1866-1914), American Second Class Passenger from Rochester, Minnesota, United States who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland [4]


  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
  4. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html


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