Welcome to the website, devoted to the history of the surname «Khrolenok» (Hrolenok, Chrolenok) and the people wearing it.

History of surname

The representative of the family Khrolenok can be proud of their ancestors, details of which are contained in various documents confirming the traces left by them in the history of Ukraine.

Khrolenok surname refers to the common type of Ukrainian surnames and formed from the baptismal name Frol. After 988 year every Slav during the official ceremony of baptism received the baptismal name from the priest. This allows us to solve the problem of naming identity: the selection of specific human from the societie. Therefore, it is the church names became active basis for creating families.

Surname Khrolenok formed from name Khrol, which is a popular Ukrainianised variant of male baptismal name Frol. Frol — a Russian folk form of the baptismal male name Flor, which comes from the Latin word «flos» — «flower» and translating as «blooming». Form Frol was eventually be used as an independent name.

Patron saint of this name is Holy Martyr Florus, whose life is inextricably linked with the life of his brother, Laurel. Holy Martyrs Florus and Laurus were brothers, not only in the flesh but in spirit. They lived in Illyria and were masons.

The governor of Illyria, sent brothers to the neighboring area for the construction of a pagan temple. Florus and Laurus were working on a construction site, unceasingly pray, observe a strict fast, and handed out money to beggars. When the building was completed, the holy brothers gathered Christians who helped in the building, and placed in the eastern part of the temple of Holy Cross, while crushing the idols that stood there. Throughout the night they spent in prayer, enlightened by the heavenly light.

When he learned of the incident, the governor gave the holy martyrs painful death threw them into the empty pit and covered with earth. Many years later, the holy relics of Florus and Laurus were found and transferred to Constantinople.

Most likely, the formation of surname Khrolenok started about in the XIV century, due to historical processes. Thus, from the XVI century Ukraine where in close contact with European nations.

Khrolenok surname was formed by adding the suffix «-enok». Initially, he had the following values: «small», «young man», «son». Therefore Khrolenok literally understood as «the son of Khrol». Later, the ancient suffix «-enok» has lost its literal meaningand is preserved only as part of a surnames.

Distribution of surname and genealogical research suggests that its origin is the current territory of the Bryansk region of Russia: roughly, the territory from the Pogarsky up to the Bryansky districts.

Over the long history of surname its members spread across virtually the entire world. Carriers of surname Khrolenok now live in Russia (Bryansk region, Moscow and Moscow region, St. Petersburg, Petrozavodsk, Ivanovo, Yaroslavl, Saratov, Belgorod, Volgograd, Krasnodar, Mozdok, Yekaterinburg, Arkhangelsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Tyumen, Ulyanovsk, Magadan, Birobidzhan), Belarus (Minsk, Grodno, Gomel, Polotsk), Georgia (Zugdidi), Ukraine (Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Shakhtersk, Donetsk region), Germany (Frankfurt am Main), Israel, Japan (Tokyo) and the U.S. (Garland, Austin, Springfield).

The best-known carriers of surname

In our family currently there are no big names, thundered across the country or the world. But still we are proud of who — the people who create their own labor glory to our race.

  • Professor, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Sergey F. Khrolenok (1925–12 apr. 1995, Irkutsk) several years he was head of Department of History of the Soviet Union in East-Siberian State Education Academy — the oldest in Siberia institution of higher education. Sergey has considered the best in the world specialist in the history of gold mining in Siberia;
  • Associate Professor, Ph. D., Valery v. Khrolenok working at the Department of Physics of the Belarusian State Agrarian Technical University;
  • Actress Tatyana N. Khrolenok played several roles in filmsworked in the Tyumen Theatre of Puppets and Masks and Tyumen Drama and Comedy Theatre. She is currently working in the Moscow State Regional Puppets Theatre;

Map of approximate native settlement carriers of surname


  • Blue — peasants owned by the landlord;
  • Yellow — peasants, state-owned;
  • Green — cossacks;
  • Orange — the birthplace of the dead and missing in World War I;
  • Red — the birthplace of the dead and missing in World War II.

Contact Information

If you want to know or tell us more about the clan of Khrolenok, you can contact us at: andrey@khrolenok.ru