Kroemer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Kroemer family

The surname Kroemer 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.

Important Dates for the Kroemer family

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

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

Early Notables of the Kroemer family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Kroemer 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 Kroemer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kroemer migration to the United States

Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Kroemer or a variant listed above:

Kroemer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Kroemer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762 [1]
  • Valentine Kroemer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • Godfrey Kroemer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
Kroemer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William H Kroemer, aged 17, who arrived in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • Frederick Kroemer, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kroemer (post 1700)

  • Herbert Kroemer (b. 1928), professor of electrical and computer engineering and co-winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Physics

Citations

  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)
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