Cremor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Cremor family. Hereditary surnames began to be used in Germany during the 12th century. Cremor is an occupational name for a shopkeeper or retail merchandiser. The name Cremor is derived from the German word "kram," which means "tent" or "trading post."
Early Origins of the Cremor family
The surname Cremor was first found in 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 Cremor family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cremor research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1720, 1801, 1817, 1705, 1430, 1505, 1764, 1568, 1637 and 1617 are included under the topic Early Cremor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cremor Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Cremor include Kramer, Kraemer, Kremer, Krammer, Kraemmer, Kraymer, Kraymmer, Cramer, Cremer, Crammer and many more.
Early Notables of the Cremor family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Cremor in this period include Heinrich Kramer (c.1430-1505), German churchman and inquisitor; Ignaz Kramer, known popularly as the "Muenzmeister" (coin-master) of Kremnitz, who was ennobled in 1764 for...
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Migration of the Cremor family
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Cremor or a variant listed above: Andreas Kramer and Hans Kramer, who arrived in Germantown, Pennsylvania sometime between 1683 and 1709. They were followed by Anna Catharina Kramer and Francisca Kramer who came to Philadelphia in 1725. After them, Casper Kramer arrived in Philadelphia in 1732.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cremor (post 1700) +
- Brigadier William Edward Cremor (1897-1962), Corps Commander of the Royal Artillery II Australian Corps from 1944 to 1945 
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