I am researching the Crigger family tree including the numerous variations of the surname.
I have a tree on ancestry.com as grant l crigger.
I use this tree for researching my family and the Elk Pond Krieger family. The Elk Pond Krieger families arrived in Philadelphia Pennsylvania on 9-5-1732 on board the ship 'Loyal Judith' and eventually moved to Virginia.
Interesting facts I have discovered are; Although I have a German surname I am not German. My DNA results show that I am 49% Great Brittan (English, Scottish and Welsh), 25% Scandinavia, 14% Iberian Peninsula and 11% Ireland. Obviously, my ancestors from Germany were Vikings who invaded the German coasts and stayed. Krieger is the German word for warrior. I deduce that my Vikings ancestors worked as warriors for the local leaders and over time assume the Krieger name as their surname. DNA from my half brother, 1st cousins, uncles, etc., confirm our mutual genetic origins.
Crigger, Woods, Hoge, Leonard, Bracher, Gullion, Wyrick.
Smith, Roberson, Bristo, Lowery, Vernon, Fuqua, Robertson, Shirley, Monroe.
I have started researching the Pine Ridge Krieger family and I have a tree on ancestry using that name. The Pine Ridge Krieger families arrived in Pennsylvania on 9-9-1765 on board the ship 'Chance'. About 1777 they moved to Wythe Virginia.