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

Kremer Early Origins



The surname Kremer 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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Kremer Spelling Variations


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

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Kremer Early History


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Kremer Early History



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

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Kremer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kremer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Kremer 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 Kremer 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 Kremer surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Kremer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Kremer, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Anthony Kremer, who landed in New York in 1710
  • Adam Kremer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Hans Adam Kremer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Hendrich Kremer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kremer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gerh Joh Kremer, who arrived in America in 1813-1820
  • Georg Lucas Kremer, who landed in America in 1813-1820
  • Joh Gerh Kremer, who landed in America in 1813-1820
  • W Kremer, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Casper Kremer, aged 45, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kremer Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Elisabeth Kremer, aged 6, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Ferdinand Kremer, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Magdalena Kremer, aged 31, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Maria Kremer, aged 2, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Martha Kremer, aged 3, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kremer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kremer (post 1700)



  • William Kremer, American politician, Supervisor of Buena Vista Township, Michigan, 1867-73, 1874-77
  • Ward Kremer, American Democrat politician, Chair of Monmouth County Democratic Party, 1921
  • Opal Kremer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1956; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1972
  • J. Bruce Kremer, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Montana, 1912-29; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1920 (alternate), 1924, 1928, 1932
  • George Kremer (1775-1854), American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1812; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1823-29
  • Fred G. Kremer, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1910
  • Felix A. Kremer, American politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Price County, 1938
  • E. A. Kremer, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1924; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1928
  • Claude Kremer, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1960
  • Arthur J. Kremer, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1966-88 (13th District 1966, 14th District 1967-72, 20th District 1973-88); Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984, 1988
  • ... (Another 5 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. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kremer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kremer 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 13 December 2016 at 21:40.

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