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Early Origins of the Kramp family
The surname Kramp was first found in Hamburg, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Heyno Crup (Crupe) of Hamburg (c.1265). Hamburg, first mentioned in 800 A.D., was no larger than a village in Pre-Christian times, but soon expanded to be Germany's oldest and largest seaport, "das Tor zur Welt," the gateway to the world. It received its charter in 1189 from Emperor Frederick Barbarossa
, making its harbor over 800 years old. Hamburg became a member of the Hanseatic league in the 13th century, Europe's most powerful trading organization, and members of the family flocked to this commercial center to capitalize on their interests during its expansion.
Early History of the Kramp family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kramp research.Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1812, 1848, 1854, 1886, and 1887 are included under the topic Early Kramp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kramp Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Krupp, Krup, Krupe, Kruppe, Crup, Crupp, Crupe, Cruppe, Krueper, Kruper, Krupen, Kruepen, Cruper, Crueper, Kropp, Krop, Krope, Kroppe, Crop, Cropp, Crope, Croppe, Kroepp, Kroep, Kroupe, Kroeppe, Croepp, Croep, Croepe and many more.
Early Notables of the Kramp family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time included Alfred Krupp (1812-1887), a German metallurgist, who developed a process for making cast steel. The metal foundry in Essen which he had taken over from his father in 1848 was in turn taken over by his... Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kramp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kramp family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kramp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Kramp, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1854 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- John Kramp, aged 17, who arrived in America from Medernach, in 1893
- Peter Kramp, aged 59, who arrived in America, in 1894
- John Kramp, aged 33, who arrived in America from London, in 1896
Kramp Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Olga Kramp, aged 16, who arrived in America, in 1904
- Kitty Kramp, aged 40, who arrived in America, in 1910
- Leona Kramp, aged 16, who arrived in America, in 1910
- Johanis Kramp, aged 10, who arrived in America from Mjvar, Hungary, in 1910
- Caspar Kramp, aged 57, who arrived in America from Mjvar, Hungary, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Kramp (post 1700)
- Paul Lassenius Kramp (1887-1975), Danish marine biologist, best known for his extensive monographs on jellyfish
- Christian Kramp (1760-1826), French mathematician, best known for his work with factorials
- Daryl Kramp (b. 1947), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Prince Edward-Hastings, Ontario (2004-)