Kroetch Family History & Genealogy

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Kroetch Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Oct 21, 2020

Summary

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!

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 emigration of Martin Krotsch and his wife Kunigunda Regel in the 1840's, the surname spread throughout Eastern Canada (eventually into western Canada as well) and into the United States.  All people with the variations of the surname (Kroetch, Kroetsch, Krutch) are related by this immigrating ancestor.

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!

Name Origin

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

Spellings & Pronunciations

Some other spellings of Kroetch include:
Kroetsch
Krutch
Krotch
Crutch
Krotsch

 

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.

Famous People named Kroetch

Famous members of the Kroetch family:

Robert Kroetsch, Canadian poet and novelist.
Joseph Wood Krutch, American writer, critic and naturalist.
Frank Kroetch, Entrepreneur, Grandfather of AncientFaces

Early Kroetches

These are the earliest records we have of the Kroetch family.

1960 - Unknown
c. 1913 - Unknown
c. 1913 - Unknown
Mar 26, 1901 - Jun 2, 1935
Feb 16, 1889 - August 1970
Feb 20, 1885 - December 1973

Kroetch Family Members

Feb 5, 1890 - May 1971
Oct 19, 1912 - Dec 31, 1991
Mar 3, 1984 - Jan 3, 2006
Unknown - Unknown
July 1929 - Unknown
Aug 18, 1926 - Jul 3, 2007
Feb 13, 1962 - March 1981
Unknown - Unknown
Aug 8, 1890 - December 1967
Aug 8, 1890 - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
Nov 27, 1931 - Jul 14, 1995
Jan 10, 1884 - Mar 15, 1967
Sep 12, 1920 - Sep 11, 1998
Unknown - Unknown
October 1906 - 1932
Apr 21, 1908 - March 1987
Jan 5, 1915 - Jan 16, 1998
Unknown - Unknown
Mar 25, 1927 - Jul 12, 2001
Unknown - Unknown
Sep 18, 1885 - April 1967
Feb 16, 1889 - August 1970
Apr 23, 1929 - Nov 9, 2001
Jan 22, 1937 - August 1984
May 25, 1884 - June 1969
Jul 26, 1938 - Jul 20, 2008
Feb 20, 1885 - December 1973
Sep 27, 1879 - Sep 27, 1968
Nov 21, 1925 - Jan 6, 1998
1926 - Unknown
Jan 1, 1903 - February 1978
Unknown - Unknown
Apr 24, 1910 - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
Dec 5, 1932 - Apr 3, 2000
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
c. 1913 - Unknown
1960 - Living
Unknown - Unknown
1960 - Living
Feb 17, 1906 - January 1976
Aug 2, 1911 - May 1982
Mar 26, 1901 - Jun 2, 1935
Unknown - Unknown
Aug 23, 1892 - November 1976
Mar 9, 1887 - July 1973
Jul 30, 1930 - Dec 28, 1983
c. 1913 - Unknown
Sep 6, 1913 - Jan 8, 1999
Jul 14, 1896 - January 1964
Jan 3, 1901 - Nov 25, 1997
Apr 21, 1929 - Sep 5, 1995
Oct 11, 1930 - Sep 10, 2017
Apr 9, 1858 - Unknown
Jul 10, 1914 - Jan 27, 2001
Feb 3, 1889 - December 1982
Unknown - Unknown
Apr 5, 1929 - Unknown
Feb 19, 1927 - Oct 29, 2003
January 1951 - Living
Feb 16, 1935 - Sep 17, 2003
Apr 24, 1910 - July 1993
Jul 28, 1930 - Aug 1, 2003
Apr 3, 1901 - May 26, 1996
Jul 15, 1951 - Jan 18, 2006
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
Sep 17, 1941 - Dec 4, 2002

Kroetch Family Tree

Discover the most common names, oldest records and life expectancy of people with the last name Kroetch.

Search Kroetch biographies:

Most Common First Names

  • 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%

Sample of 16 Kroetch Biographies

Apr 9, 1858 - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
January 1951 - Unknown
Apr 24, 1910 - Unknown
Sep 27, 1879 - Sep 27, 1968
Sep 6, 1913 - Jan 8, 1999
Unknown - Unknown
Feb 3, 1889 - December 1982
Feb 5, 1890 - May 1971
Aug 18, 1926 - Jul 3, 2007
Dec 5, 1932 - Apr 3, 2000
Aug 2, 1911 - May 1982
Jan 22, 1937 - August 1984
Apr 21, 1929 - Sep 5, 1995
Jul 26, 1938 - Jul 20, 2008
Jan 3, 1901 - Nov 25, 1997

Kroetch Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Kroetch family member is 71.0 years old according to our database of 42 people with the last name Kroetch that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

71.0 years

Oldest Kroetches

These are the longest-lived members of the Kroetch family on AncientFaces.

Jan 3, 1901 - Nov 25, 1997
96 years
Sep 6, 1913 - Jan 8, 1999
85 years
Apr 24, 1910 - July 1993
83 years
Feb 16, 1889 - August 1970
81 years
Feb 5, 1890 - May 1971
81 years
Jan 10, 1884 - Mar 15, 1967
83 years
Sep 12, 1920 - Sep 11, 1998
77 years
Sep 18, 1885 - April 1967
81 years
Aug 18, 1926 - Jul 3, 2007
80 years

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