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the homepage for Krey family history and contact information


What does the name "Krey" mean?
Click to read about the Krey family name

Where do the Kreys come from?
Click to read about the Krey family origins

Where in the world are the Kreys today?
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Krey Family History Collage

The image above is a coat of arms from the book "Die Wappen der alten Bauerfamilien in der holsteinischen Elbmarschen" published in 1920. In that book, the Kreys are described as a well-to-do family from the Wilster-Marsh. A specific mention is made regarding a Nikolaus Kreye living at Roskop in 1448. In some holstein dialects, the word "crow" is pronounced like Krey, which explains the bird in the coat of arms. 

Thanks to Hans-Christian Krey for supplying this information.  

Michael Krey (1771-1808)
Gross Linau, Preussen


The image above is from the title page of the book:
Die Kreyen: Stammtafeln und weibliche Blutlinien
(The Kreys: Pedigrees and maternal bloodlines)
Published by: Familenverband der Kreyen, 1932
Includes pedigrees for a dozen or so lines including upwards of 2,500 Kreys dating back to 1355.
Click here for further information
or download pdf 

Thanks to Ralf Krey for supplying this information 

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