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Updated June 9, 2019

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.

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