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

Kraemer Early Origins



The surname Kraemer 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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Kraemer Spelling Variations


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Kraemer 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 Kraemer include Kramer, Kraemer, Kremer, Krammer, Kraemmer, Kraymer, Kraymmer, Cramer, Cremer, Crammer and many more.

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Kraemer Early History


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Kraemer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kraemer 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 Kraemer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kraemer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kraemer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Kraemer 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 Kraemer 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



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Kraemer surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Kraemer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Maria Kraemer, who landed in New York, NY in 1709
  • Antonius Kraemer, who landed in New York, NY in 1709
  • Johann Wilhelm Kraemer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1709
  • Juliana Kraemer, who arrived in America in 1712
  • Cath Kraemer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kraemer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Katharina Kraemer, who arrived in North America in 1800
  • Hend Kraemer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Andreas Kraemer, aged 24, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Peter Kraemer, aged 26, landed in Brazil in 1846
  • Danl Kraemer, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kraemer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Kraemer, aged 28, a tanner, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kraemer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kraemer (post 1700)



  • Fritz Gustav Anton Kraemer (1908-2003), German-American military educator and advisor
  • Elmer Otto Kraemer (1898-1943), American chemist
  • Joseph Wayne Kraemer (b. 1964), former American professional baseball pitcher
  • Augustin Kraemer (1865-1941), German naturalist and ethnographer
  • Adolf Kraemer (b. 1898), German chess master and problemist
  • SS-Brigadeführer Fritz Kraemer (1900-1959), German Waffen-SS and Heer officer
  • Franz Kraemer (1914-1999), Canadian radio producer
  • Jacob Kraemer, Canadian actor
  • Daniel Kraemer (1816-1882), the German first English-speaking pioneer to settle Placentia, California
  • Nicholas Kraemer (b. 1945), British harpsichordist and conductor
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kraemer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kraemer 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.

    This page was last modified on 6 December 2016 at 15:55.

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