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Kroetsch Surname History

Most of the surname variations of Kroetsch, Krutch and Kroetch come from the orginial spelling of the surname KROTSCH (umlaut on the "o").  Occasionally, the spelling 'Kretsch' has been used for this surname.  Variations of the surname occurred as the original German name was mispronounced in the English language, and consequently changed to make spelling and pronunciation easier for each individual family. Descendants of the first German immigrant, Martin Krotsch, are spread throughout Canada and the United States.

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Kroetsch Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

This 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. German, usually from the area of northern Bavaria.

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Kroetsch Life Expectancy

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Most Common Kroetsch First Names

According to our database of 131 people with the last name Kroetsch that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • Walter 3.8%
  • George 3.1%
  • James 2.3%
  • Frank 2.3%
  • Martin 2.3%
  • Edward 2.3%
  • John 2.3%
  • Pam 1.5%
  • Joyce 1.5%
  • Charles 1.5%
  • Robert 1.5%
  • Peter 1.5%
  • Edna 1.5%
  • Erwin 1.5%
  • Arthur 1.5%
  • Regina 1.5%
  • Elizabeth 1.5%
  • Anna 1.5%
  • Katherine 1.5%
  • Dorothy 1.5%
  • Kenneth 1.5%
  • Dolores 1.5%
  • Rosabel 1.5%
  • Henry 1.5%
  • Mary 1.5%
  • Tyrone 0.8%
  • Arelee 0.8%
  • Benjamin 0.8%
  • Sandra 0.8%
  • David 0.8%
  • Veva 0.8%
  • Rosemary 0.8%
  • Helen 0.8%
  • Georgine 0.8%
  • Pearl 0.8%
  • Marie 0.8%
  • Jerry 0.8%
  • Duane 0.8%
  • Loretta 0.8%
  • Noel 0.8%
  • Agatha 0.8%
  • Rosey 0.8%
  • Reginella 0.8%
  • Joh 0.8%
  • Margarethe 0.8%
  • Alfred 0.8%
  • Herm 0.8%
  • Maria 0.8%
  • Merle 0.8%
  • Edwin 0.8%

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Last names similar to Kroetsch

Kroetsching, Kroetschmer, Kroett, Kroettinger, Kroettner, Kroetuhus, Kroetz, Kroetze, Kroetzel, Kroetzer, Kroetzinger, Kroetzsch, Kroeucke, Kroeuen, Kroeuke, Kroeulein, Kroeve, Kroevel, Kroeven, Kroevers