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Where did the German Kroemer family come from? What is the German Kroemer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kroemer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kroemer family history?The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Kroemer family. Hereditary surnames began to be used in Germany during the 12th century. Kroemer is an occupational name for a shopkeeper or retail merchandiser. The name Kroemer is derived from the German word "kram," which means "tent" or "trading post."
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Kroemer include Kramer, Kraemer, Kremer, Krammer, Kraemmer, Kraymer, Kraymmer, Cramer, Cremer, Crammer and many more.
First found in Bavaria, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging medieval society. They later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kroemer research. Another 247 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1705, 1720, 1764, 1801, and 1817 are included under the topic Early Kroemer History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 39 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kroemer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Kroemer or a variant listed above:
Kroemer Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Kroemer Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Kroemer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kroemer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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