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  • Aaron Kreinik (c.1867 - c.1958)
    Richard Kreinik, December 8, 2012: "Grandpa Aaron was a small man as i recall who lived on the west side of Buffalo and owned a haberdashery on grant St" Betty Kreinik Klein, his granddaughter; March...
  • Abraham Kreinik (1930 - c.1942)
  • Allen Kreinik (1930 - 2008)
    KREINIK , Allen On May 28, 2008, Allen Kreinik , loving son of the late Samuel Kreinik and Freda Kreinik (nee Pruce). Funeral services and interment will be held at Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery - Berr...
  • Anna Kreinik (c.1880 - d.)
    Anna Kreinik is listed as Pauline Berger's 'Aunt' in the 1930 census, age 37, single, which would have made her birth year 1893 Anna Kreinik is listed as Pauline's 'Sister' in the 1940 census, age 60, ...
  • Anna Opper (1886 - 1976)
    She was called Tianna, because in the old days aunts were called "Auntie." So, "Auntie Anna" became "Aunt Tianna" About 1889? "Krakow reminds me of another incident which occurred when we were on our...

About the Kreinik surname

Kreinik may mean "Crane's Nest"

Spelling variants: Kreinik, Kreinick, Krainik, Kranik, Krienik, Kreinich and Kreinig (soundex code 596500) which may also yield Groenig.

Steve Maskell: " I suspect that what really mattered to them was that they no longer lived in southern Poland. The English spellings of the name are all just approximations, anyway. Sarah Kreinik's parents' names on their headstones are both spelled "Krainik." So, within that immediate family, the name is spelled three different ways. And on my Grandpa Isie's side, his name is spelled Kreinik, but his brother Maier's last name is customarily written "Kreinig. There is also the spelling Krienik, ostensibly a clerical error."

"Kreinik," "Kreinick," "Cranach," and lots of other spelling variants are out there -- and unfortunately for people who are trying to sort this out and decide who's related to whom, it's a pretty common name. Add "Kreinich" from the 1922 New York City directory.

There is a Belina and William Kreinick from Bucharest, Romania. Most of the family I have been looking at is from Galicia now Lesser Poland.

Geni's Last Name Index shows these spelling variants: Krainik (5) Kreinick (26) Kreinig (7) Kreinik (163) Krienik (9)

The name may mean "Crane's Nest," or someone from Russia, or Horseradish (Chrain). There is a Czech town named Křenek whose crest is a Horseradish: []

Kreinik Mfg. uses a Crown in its logo,

As a woman's name it means Crown: (Galician Given Names Index) Legal/Hebrew: Kreyne / Kreyndl Gender: F Yiddish: Kreyne / Kroyne Yiddish Origin: <German/Yiddish krone, 'crown' Yiddish Nickname: Kreynde / Krenye / Kreyndl / Kreynele / Kreyntse / Kreyntsye / Kryanye Local Secular Nickname: Krajncze? European Secular Nickname: Kreincie / Kreindel / Kreni? US Name: Caroline / Carolyn / Clara / Karen / Kate / Katie