Kraemers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Kraemers family. Hereditary surnames began to be used in Germany during the 12th century. Kraemers is an occupational name for a shopkeeper or retail merchandiser. The name Kraemers is derived from the German word "kram," which means "tent" or "trading post."
Early Origins of the Kraemers family
The surname Kraemers 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 Kraemers family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kraemers 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 Kraemers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kraemers 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 Kraemers include Kramer, Kraemer, Kremer, Krammer, Kraemmer, Kraymer, Kraymmer, Cramer, Cremer, Crammer and many more.
Early Notables of the Kraemers family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Kraemers 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 Kraemers family
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Kraemerss to arrive in North America, and among them were: 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.
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