Last name origins & meanings:
- German: habitational name for someone from the city of
Kraków in Poland, from a shortened form of Kraker, a
Silesian variant of German Krakauer.
- Germanized variant of
- North German (also Kröck): topographic name from Low German krock ‘crack’, ‘crevice’
- Dutch: nickname for someone with
long, curly, or thick hair, from Middle Dutch crook,
croke ‘curly locks’, ‘mop (of hair)’.
- Jewish: variant
spelling of Krok.
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