Kramm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kramm family

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.

Early History of the Kramm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kramm research. Another 287 words (20 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Kramm family (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...
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United States Kramm migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Carl Kramm, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Heinrich Kramm, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Joh Kramm, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]

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

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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