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The Irish surnames in use today are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Creamer 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.
The surname Creamer 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.
Names during the Middle Ages were often recorded under several different spelling variations during the life of their bearers. Literacy was rare at that time and so how a person's name was recorded was decided by the individual scribe. Variations of the name Creamer include Cramer, Creamer, McCramer, McCreamer and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Creamer research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1670 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Creamer History in all our PDF Extended History products
More information is included under the topic Early Creamer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
In the late 18th century, Irish families
began emigrating to North America in the search of a plot of land to call their own. This pattern of emigration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine
of the 1840s cause thousands of Irish to flee the death and disease that accompanied the disaster. Those that made it alive to the shores of the United States and British North America (later to become Canada) were, however, instrumental in the development of those two powerful nations. Many of these Irish immigrants proudly bore the name of Creamer:
Creamer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jno Creamer, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
Creamer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Casper Creamer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
- George Creamer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1744
- Jacob Creamer, who landed in New England in 1760
Creamer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ferdinand Creamer, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1849
- Henry Creamer, who landed in Indiana in 1852
- Pat Creamer, aged 20, landed in New York in 1854
- John Creamer, aged 20, landed in Alabama in 1858
Creamer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Michael Creamer, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1831
- Daniel Creamer, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
Creamer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Creamer, aged 29, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
- David S. Creamer (1858-1946), American politician, State Treasurer for Ohio (1909–1913)
- Thomas James Creamer (1843-1914), Irish-born, American lawyer and politician, New York State Senator (1867)
- George W. Creamer (1855-1886), born George W. Triebel, an American Major League Baseball second baseman who played from 1878 to 1884
- Robert W. Creamer (1922-2012), American sportswriter and editor at Sports Illustrated
- Colonel Timothy J. "TJ" Creamer (b. 1959), American NASA Astronaut with 163 days in space
- Nelson D. Creamer, American politician, Representative from Ohio 12th District, 1904
- George H. Creamer, American politician, Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1904
- C. H. Creamer, American politician, Representative from Ohio 11th District, 1910
- A. G. Creamer, American politician, Member of Connecticut Prohibition Party State Central Committee, 1922-27
- Thomas James Creamer (1843-1914), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1865-67, 1889; Member of New York State Senate 6th District, 1868-71
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 custodetMotto Translation:
The sentinel sleeps not.
- Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
- Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
- Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
- Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
- Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
- McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
- Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
The Creamer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Creamer 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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