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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


Similar surnames: Cramer, Cleaver, Reader, Kreamer, Beamer, Kramer, Creaser, Cromer

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Where is the Creamer family from?

You can see how Creamer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Creamer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Creamer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 52 Creamer families living in Ontario. This was about 31% of all the recorded Creamer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Creamer families in 1911.
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What did your Creamer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Creamer. 38% of Creamer men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Creamer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Creamer were Bookkeeper and Servant.

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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
    38%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Fisherman
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    67%
  • Servant
    34%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Creamer. 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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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Creamer. For the veterans among your Creamer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Creamer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Creamer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Creamer in 1944 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

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