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Cramer Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German and Dutch Kramer or its German variant Krämer. It is also found in England as a Huguenot name, presumably with this origin. English: variant of Creamer 1.

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


Similar surnames: Creamer, Cromer, Kramer, Bramer, Craner, Ramer, Gramer, Crammer

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Where is the Cramer family from?

You can see how Cramer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cramer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cramer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 72 Cramer families living in Ontario. This was about 39% of all the recorded Cramer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cramer families in 1911.
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What did your Cramer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Cramer. 60% of Cramer men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Cramer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cramer were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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
    60%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Student
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Dressmaker
    25%
  • At Home
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 175,000 census records available for the last name Cramer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cramer 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Cramer. 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 40,000 military records available for the last name Cramer. For the veterans among your Cramer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cramer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cramer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Cramer in 1944 was 56, and 77 in 2004.

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