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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Grammer family. Hereditary surnames began to be used in Germany during the 12th century. Grammer is an occupational name for a shopkeeper or retail merchandiser. The name Grammer is derived from the German word "kram," which means "tent" or "trading post."

Grammer Early Origins



The surname Grammer 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.

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Grammer Spelling Variations


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Grammer Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. 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 Grammer include Kramer, Kraemer, Kremer, Krammer, Kraemmer, Kraymer, Kraymmer, Cramer, Cremer, Crammer and many more.

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Grammer Early History


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Grammer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grammer research. Another 353 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1720, 1801, 1817, 1705, 1430, 1505, 1764, 1568, 1637 and 1617 are included under the topic Early Grammer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grammer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grammer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Grammer 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...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grammer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Grammer or a variant listed above:

Grammer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Grammer, who arrived in Maryland in 1650

Grammer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gottlob Grammer, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1804
  • Gottlieb Christopher Grammer, who landed in America in 1809
  • Godfrey Grammer, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1837
  • Enrest E Grammer, who arrived in Arkansas in 1891
  • Herbert Grammer, who landed in Arkansas in 1893

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grammer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grammer (post 1700)



  • Nisbet Grammer, American politician, Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • Joel M. Grammer (b. 1825), American politician, Delegate to Missouri State Constitutional Convention 18th District, 1865
  • Elijah Sherman Grammer (1868-1936), American Republican politician, U.S. Senator from Washington, 1932-33
  • Billy Grammer (b. 1925), American country music singer
  • Kelsey Grammer (b. 1955), popular American actor five-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor, best known for his role as "Dr. Frasier Crane" on the hit sitcoms "Cheers" and "Frasier"
  • Red Grammer (b. 1952), American singer and songwriter
  • Tracy Grammer, American folk singer best known for her work as half of the folk duo Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer
  • Elijah Sherman Grammer, Republican Senator from Washington from 1932-1933

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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    The Grammer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grammer 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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