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KROL - Name Meaning & Origin


KROL Surname Meaning & Origin:

1) The Polish surname Król is a nickname meaning "king," from the Polish król. It often indicated someone who was a leader in a community or possibly even for someone who carried themselves in a superior manner. May also have indicated someone who worked in a royal household. A common Ashkenazic Jewish surname.

2) A German or Dutch nickname for someone with curly hair, from the Middle High German krol, meaning "curly" and Middle Low German krulle, "ringlet, curl." This German or Dutch variant is often spelled KROLL or KRULL.

KRÓL is the 25th most popular surname in Poland.

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Common Polish Surnames & Their Meanings
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Krol Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - KROL Genealogy
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KROLL Surname & Family Mailing Lists
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Cousin Connect - KROL Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - KROL Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Krol.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

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