4,349 KROL members around the world
Stay informed about KROL Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
KROL Family HistoryRecorded in a wide variety of spellings including Krol, Kroll, Krolle, Krolman, Krollman (German), Krol, Krolak, Krolik (Polish), Kira and Kiraly (Hungarian), Krahl (Jewish), and many others, this is a surname of pre 7th century Germanic origins. It has several possible meanings, and may be described as being of complex etymology. The first and most likely meaning is as a medieval nickname. This is from the slavonic word of the pre 7th century 'krol', meaning 'king'. As such the surname was usually a theatrical name for an actor who played the part of a king in the famous travelling theatres of those ancient times, and became so associated with the part, that like many later film stars, the part name became the actual surname.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous KROL (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the KROL tribe
- Find your KROL ancestor
- Tell us about your KROL Family
- Tell us about your KROL ancestors
- Ask a question about the KROL history
- Leave a message for KROL family members
Invite more KROL family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the KROL tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Show off the KROL Family Crest…
Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from