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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German, Dutch, and Swedish : from Middle High German krōn(e) ‘garland’, ‘chaplet’, ‘diadem’, Swedish krona (from Latin corona). As a German surname it may have been a habitational name for someone who lived in a house with this sign or a nickname for a bald or tonsured man. The Swedish surname, on the other hand, is probably an ornamental name.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant of Krone.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : metronymic from the Yiddish personal name kroyne, a derivative of Yiddish kroyn ‘crown’.

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