The German surname Creekmur is derived from the Old German word "Kretscham," meaning "inn." The name was most likely first borne by an innkeeper.
Early Origins of the Creekmur family
The surname Creekmur was first found in Saxony
, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. The earliest recorded bearer was Henczel Kreczmar, who lived in Jitschin in 1363.
Early History of the Creekmur family
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Creekmur Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Kartschner, Kartschmer, Kretschmar, Karczmar, Karczmarski, Karczmarek, Kretzschmer, Kretchmann, Kretschmeyer, Kartschmeyer, Kartchmann, Karstener, Creekmore, Kretschmer, Kretzchmar, Cretschemer, Kreczmer and many more.
Early Notables of the Creekmur family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Creekmur family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christian Kretschmann, a Hessian mercenary who settled in Newfoundland after fighting in the American Revolution, Ferdinand Kretschmann, who came to New York on board the ship Copernicus in 1855.
Contemporary Notables of the name Creekmur (post 1700)
- James L. Creekmur, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1932 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html