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The Irish surnames in use today are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Cramer originally appeared in Gaelic as "Mac Threinfir," from the words "trean," which means "strong," and "fear" which means "man." This name is often rendered MacTraynor or MacTreanor in English, but the Anglicizations Mac Crainor and MacCreanor are actually more phonetically accurate.

Cramer Early Origins



The surname Cramer was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Cramer Spelling Variations


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Cramer Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, a standardized literary language known by the general population of Ireland was a thing of fiction. When a person's name was recorded by one of the few literate scribes, it was up that particular scribe to decide how to spell an individual's name. So a person could have several spelling variations of his name recorded during a single lifetime. Research into the name Cramer revealed many variations, including Cramer, Creamer, McCramer, McCreamer and others.

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Cramer Early History


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Cramer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cramer research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1670 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Cramer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cramer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cramer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cramer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 18th and 19th centuries, thousands of Irish families fled an Ireland that was forcibly held through by England through its imperialistic policies. A large portion of these families crossed the Atlantic to the shores of North Ameri ca. The fate of these families depended on when they immigrated and the political allegiances they showed after they arrived. Settlers that arrived before the American War of Independence may have moved north to Canada at the war's conclusion as United Empire Loyalists. Such Loyalists were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Those that fought for the revolution occasionally gained the land that the fleeing Loyalist vacated. After this period, free land and an agrarian lifestyle were not so easy to come by in the East. So when seemingly innumerable Irish immigrants arrived during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s, free land for all was out of the question. These settlers were instead put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Whenever they came, Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Cramer or a variant listed above, including:

Cramer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Cramer, who landed in Virginia in 1658

Cramer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Cramer, who landed in New York in 1715
  • Michael Cramer arrived in New York in 1715
  • Hans Jerig Cramer, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Johann Georg Cramer, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1730
  • Andreas Cramer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • ... (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
  • Patrick Cramer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Sophie Cramer, who arrived in America in 1843
  • A M Cramer, who landed in America in 1845
  • Anna Maria Cramer, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 [1]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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cramer (post 1700)


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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)
  • Major-General Kenneth Frank Cramer (1894-1954), American Chief of the National Guard Bureau (1947-1950)
  • John Gleason Cramer, American physicist
  • Dettmar Cramer (1925-2015), nicknamed the "Football Professor, " German footballer and coach of the United States men's national soccer team
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Cramer


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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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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Non dormit qui custodet
Motto Translation: The sentinel sleeps not.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  4. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  10. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  11. ...

The Cramer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cramer 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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