Family name origins & meanings
- German (also Krück) : topographic name for someone who lived by a field named with Middle Low German krucke ‘crooked piece of wood’, ‘crutch’, ‘crosier’.
- German (also Krück) : metonymic occupational name for a maker of jugs, from Low German Kruke ‘jug’.
- Dutch : nickname for someone who used a crutch or walking stick, Middle Dutch crucke, cricke.
- Respelling of Polish and Jewish Kruk.