Creamer Family History
Creamer Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a seller of dairy products, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French creme ‘cream’ (Late Latin crama, apparently of Gaulish origin). Scottish and northern Irish: occupational name for a peddler, a cognate of German Krämer (see Kramer). Sir John Skene, in his De verborum significatione (‘On the Meaning of Words’, 1681), explains the term peddler as ‘ane mechand or cremer, quha beris ane pack or creame upon his back’. Americanized spelling of Krämer, Kramer, or Kremer.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press