Krieger Family History
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Krieger Name Meaning
Swiss German, German, and Dutch: occupational name for a mercenary soldier, Middle High German krieger (possibly from Late Latin (miles) gregarius ‘common soldier’, from grex ‘herd’,‘flock’, ‘crowd’). This name, in various spellings, is found throughout western and central Europe. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a quarrelsome person (see Krieg). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kruger.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press