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Cram Family History

Cram Name Meaning

Scottish: according to Black this name is from Perthshire and is a shortening of the habitational name Crambie, from Crombie in Fife. Americanized spelling of German Kram.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Cramm, Crum, Crim, Ram, Gram, Cramp, Kram, Craw, Cam, Bram

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Where is the Cram family from?

You can see how Cram families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cram family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cram families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 76 Cram families living in Ontario. This was about 49% of all the recorded Cram's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cram families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cram surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cram ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Cram. 46% of Cram men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Cram women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cram were Laborer and Income.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    46%
  • Labourer
    35%
  • Manager
    7%
  • Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    43%
  • Clerk
    29%
  • Income
    29%
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Census Records

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Cram. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cram census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Cram. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Cram. For the veterans among your Cram ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cram lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Cram life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cram in 1955 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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