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Cramer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: German , Irish


The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Cramer family. Hereditary surnames began to be used in Germany during the 12th century. Cramer is an occupational name for a shopkeeper or retail merchandiser. The name Cramer is derived from the German word "kram," which means "tent" or "trading post."


Early Origins of the Cramer family


The surname Cramer was 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.

Early History of the Cramer family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cramer research.
Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1720, 1801, 1817, 1705, 1430, 1505, 1764, 1568, 1637 and 1617 are included under the topic Early Cramer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cramer Spelling Variations


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 Cramer include Kramer, Kraemer, Kremer, Krammer, Kraemmer, Kraymer, Kraymmer, Cramer, Cremer, Crammer and many more.

Early Notables of the Cramer family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the name Cramer in this period include Heinrich Kramer (c.1430-1505), German churchman and inquisitor; Ignaz Kramer, known popularly as the "Muenzmeister" (coin-master) of Kremnitz, who was ennobled in 1764 for...
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cramer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cramer family to the New World and Oceana


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 Cramer or a variant listed above:

Cramer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Cramer, who landed in Virginia in 1658 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Cramer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Cramer, who landed in New York in 1715 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Michael Cramer, who arrived in New York in 1715
  • Hans Jerig Cramer, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Johann Georg Cramer, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1730 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Andreas Cramer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cramer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Adam Cramer, who landed in New York in 1831 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Patrick Cramer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Sophie Cramer, who arrived in America in 1843 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • A M Cramer, who landed in America in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Anna Maria Cramer, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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Cramer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Peter Cramer, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Mr. Peter Cramer U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Cramer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Cramer, who landed in Canada in 1800

Contemporary Notables of the name Cramer (post 1700)


  • Grant Cramer (b. 1961), American actor and producer
  • Douglas Schoolfield Cramer (b. 1931), American television producer, best known for producing such series as Mission: Impossible, The Brady Bunch, and Dynasty
  • Roger Maxwell "Doc" Cramer (1905-1990), American Major League Baseball center fielder and left-handed batter who played from 1928 to 1948
  • Casey Ross Cramer (b. 1982), former American football fullback
  • Floyd Cramer (1933-1997), American pianist known for his "slip note" piano style, inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Richard Ben Cramer (1950-2013), American journalist and writer, pulitzer prize winner (1979)
  • Major-General Myron Cady Cramer (1881-1966), American Judge Advocate General US Army (1941-1945) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 23) Myron Cramer. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Cramer/Myron_Cady/USA.html
  • Major-General Kenneth Frank Cramer (1894-1954), American Chief of the National Guard Bureau (1947-1950) [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 23) Kenneth Cramer. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Cramer/Kenneth_Frank/USA.html
  • John Gleason Cramer, American physicist
  • Darrell S. Cramer, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 13 aerial victories
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Cramer


  • The Ancestors, Family, and Descendants of William Dickinson Cramer and Abby Apringer Cramer by Alfred S. Cramer.
  • Ancestors of H. Jaquelyn (Sandy) Cramer and William S. Sandy by William Allee Sandy.
  • The Cranes of Oego, Marengo, and Monroe by Paul R. Austin.

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 23) Myron Cramer. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Cramer/Myron_Cady/USA.html
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 23) Kenneth Cramer. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Cramer/Kenneth_Frank/USA.html


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