Origins Available: German, Irish
Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Craymer family. Hereditary surnames began to be used in Germany during the 12th century. Craymer is an occupational name for a shopkeeper or retail merchandiser. The name Craymer is derived from the German word "kram," which means "tent" or "trading post."
Early Origins of the Craymer family
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 Craymer family
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Craymer Spelling Variations
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 Craymer include Kramer, Kraemer, Kremer, Krammer, Kraemmer, Kraymer, Kraymmer, Cramer, Cremer, Crammer and many more.
Early Notables of the Craymer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Craymer 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 Craymer or a variant listed above:
Craymer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Craymer Family Crest Products