I am the grandson of Samuel Ehrenkranz. As far as I knew his family came from Austria. The name was Austrian and in German it meant "wreath or crown - The Kranz, of honor - Ehren" or the honor crown.
My Dad, Ira - son of Samuel and Sadie (her family was from Russia as she was the youngest sister of three - Molly and Henreitta - Yetta - who lived and died in Russia) may know better.
I'll ask him -
Sam and Sadie (Syd) lived in Hillside, NJ and had two children - Rose and Ira. Ira married Meryly Cohen of Newark and they had Meg and me. I married Allison Rock of Monroe, NY and we live in Morristown, NJ and have been blessed with 2 girls Jamie 9 and Niki 8. Meg lives in Dix Hills, NY with her husband David Eiten of Great Neck, Ny and has Carley 9 and Jake 6.
My Dad can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
. He and my Mom now live around the corner from us in Convent Station, NJ.