Kroetch Family History & Genealogy

Updated Apr 16, 2015

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Kroetch Surname History

The surname Kroetch is derived from the original German spelling of the surname KROTSCH. The name is often spelled Kroetsch or Krutch or even Crutch by various family members.  The name comes from the region of Bavaria.  The name can be found in Radelsdorf as far back as 1690 with the baptism of a Johann Peter Krotsch (umlaut 'o').  With the immigration of Martin Krotsch and his wife Kunigunda Regel, the surname spread throughout Eastern Canada and into the United States.  All people with the variations of the surname (Kroetch, Kroetsch, Krutch) are related by this immigrating ancestor.

The Krotsch (also spelled Kroetch, Krutch, Crutch, Kroetsch) family can be traced back to Bavaria, Germany.  One branch of the family (Martin and Kunigunda Krotsch) emigrated to Canada (via the United States of America) in the 1840's.  We don't know the meaning or origin of the name Krotsch/Kroetch prior to the 1700's.  Perhaps German relatives know more and can help by adding information here!

Kroetch Discussion

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Mj Benning 1C mayonaise 1/2 C sour cream
1T chpd parsley 1T sherry
1 can 6-1/2 crabmeat, drained,cleaned
1tsp lemon juice salt/pepper to taste

Combine all ingred. Chill at least 2 hours before serving. Serve w/crackers or crisp, raw vegetables. Makes 2 cups.
Beware of people with spoons!!
Dec 01, 2002 · Reply
Mj Benning 1C butter
4 oz cream cheese
1C sugar
l egg yolk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extr.
2-1/2 C flour

Cream butter. Add sugar, egg yolk, cream cheese, salt, vanilla & almond.
Mix. Add flour.

Divide into 3 portions and chill until firm. Roll into balls, 3/4" - 1" each, press down with sugared glass.

Bake 8 min. @ 400 degrees, ungreased cookie sheet.

To double, use l egg instead of 2 yolks. I lightly color 1/3 pink and 1/3 green. Proceed as above.
Dec 01, 2002 · Reply
Mj Benning 1-3oz pkg lime jello
juice and water, 1-3/4 Cup.
#2 can crushed pineapple
1/2 pt. sour cream
1/2 C chpd nuts

Set partially. Whip. Add pineapple, sour cream, and nuts. Pour into mold.
Dec 01, 2002 · Reply
Mj Benning 2C brown sugar, packed
1/2 C butter
2 whole eggs
1-1/2 C cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C nuts

Using large saucepan, place sugar and butter on burner and let come to boil. Cool. To pan, add eggs, flour sifted w/baking powder, salt. Add vanilla, nuts. Pour into 9"sq. pan (spray with Pam first).

Bake slowly at 300 for 45 min. They fall toward end of baking time.

Cut into squares and dust w/powder sugar.
Dec 01, 2002 · Reply

Kroetch Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

As far as is known, the Kroetch family originated in Germany.

Kroetch is originally a German surname.  However, many descendants moved to the United States and Canada.
At least one branch of the Kroetch (Krotch) family originally came from Bavaria Germany, emigrating to Canada in the 1840's.  The eldest son of this branch, the Martin and Kunigunda (Regel) Krotch family, whose name was George, stayed in New York.  The rest of the family continued on to Canada.  Through time, descendents moved to Michigan, Kansas, Idaho, Washington, and California.
There must be descendants of brothers or sisters of Martin Krotch in Germany but none of the Canadian/United States family members have been able to find them.

Kroetch Meaning & Etymology

There is no known meaning of the word "Kroetch".  

Kroetch Life Expectancy

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Famous People named Kroetch

Famous members of the Kroetch family:

  • Robert Kroetsch, Canadian poet and novelist.
  • Joseph Wood Krutch, American writer, critic and naturalist.

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Most Common Kroetch First Names

According to our database of 105 people with the last name Kroetch that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • Hollis 4.8%
  • Juanita 4.8%
  • Frank 3.8%
  • Dorothy 3.8%
  • Elaine 3.8%
  • Kathy 2.9%
  • Pamela 2.9%
  • Gertrude 2.9%
  • Lawrence 2.9%
  • John 2.9%
  • Leo 1.9%
  • Lester 1.9%
  • Marian 1.9%
  • Fred 1.9%
  • Joseph 1.9%
  • Hellen 1.9%
  • Pam 1.9%
  • Patricia 1.0%
  • Peggie 1.0%
  • William 1.0%
  • Leonard 1.0%
  • John baptiste 1.0%
  • Helene 1.0%
  • Lucile 1.0%
  • James 1.0%
  • Frances 1.0%
  • Carol 1.0%
  • Olive 1.0%
  • Calistus 1.0%
  • Charles 1.0%
  • Victor 1.0%
  • Mary 1.0%
  • Frederick 1.0%
  • Doris 1.0%
  • Andrew 1.0%
  • Fredrick 1.0%
  • Margaret 1.0%
  • Jeanne 1.0%
  • Alice 1.0%
  • Serene 1.0%
  • Jno. 1.0%
  • Gregory 1.0%
  • Annabelle 1.0%
  • Wendy lee 1.0%
  • Anabelle johannes 1.0%
  • Anne johannes 1.0%
  • Wendy 1.0%
  • Kathleen 1.0%
  • Hellen isabell 1.0%
  • Hollis joseph 1.0%

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