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Kramm Early Origins



The surname Kramm was first found in Silesia and Bohemia, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. The name Kroh or Krohe was common in mediaeval Germany, as it meant "grau" (in English, "grey"). Chronicles mention Dietrich Kro of Prague in 1411. The endings "-er," "-man," "-meier," "-mayer," and "-au" were often quite interchangeable in early German names, and chronicles first mention Peter Kromer of Liegnitz in 1381.

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Kramm Spelling Variations


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Kramm Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kro, Krohe, Krahe, Krohm, Krohme, Kromen, Krome, Kromar, Kromm, Krommer, Krohme, Krommen, Kromeyer, Kromeier, Kromayer, Krommaier, Krommeyer, Krommayer, Kromenau and many more.

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Kramm Early History


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Kramm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kramm research. Another 384 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1512, 1543, 1551, 1589, 1606, and 1763 are included under the topic Early Kramm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kramm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kramm Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the surname Kramm were Georg Hieronymus Kromeier (d.1551), a chamberlain of the city of Breslau, who was knighted by Kaiser Maximilian I around 1500; and Marcin Kromer (1512-1589), Prince-Bishop...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kramm 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kramm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andr Kramm, who landed in America in 1849
  • Carl Kramm, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Heinrich Kramm, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Joh Kramm, who arrived in America in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kramm (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kramm (post 1700)



  • Joseph A. Kramm (1907-1991), American playwright, actor, and director awarded the 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

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Kramm Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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    The Kramm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kramm 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 26 April 2016 at 15:02.

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