Cremer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Irish surnames in use today are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Cremer 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.
Early Origins of the Cremer family
The surname Cremer 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.
Early History of the Cremer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cremer research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1670 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Cremer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cremer Spelling Variations
The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The many regional dialects and the predominate illiteracy would have made common surnames appear unrelated to the scribes of the period. Research into the name Cremer revealed spelling variations, including Cramer, Creamer, McCramer, McCreamer and others.
Early Notables of the Cremer family (pre 1700)
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Cremer migration to the United States +
Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name Cremer:
Cremer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- jner Cremer, who landed in Virginia in 1662 
Cremer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Karl Cremer, aged 32, who landed in America in 1837 
- Susanne Aleide Cremer, who arrived in America in 1841 
- W Cremer, who landed in America in 1847 
- F M Cremer, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 
- Mrs. C Cremer, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855 
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Cremer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- August Cremer, who landed in Arkansas in 1906 
Cremer migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Cremer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. John Cremer, (b. 1835), aged 39, English settler from Bedfordshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Sussex" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 17th July 1874 
- Mrs. Catherine Cremer, (b. 1837), aged 37, English settler from Bedfordshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Sussex" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 17th July 1874 
Contemporary Notables of the name Cremer (post 1700) +
- Sir William Randal Cremer (1838-1908), English pacifist
Historic Events for the Cremer family +
- Mr. David George Bradford Cremer, British Midshipman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking 
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The Cremer 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.
- ^ 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)
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
- ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html