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Kramer Surname Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (mainly Krämer); Dutch: occupational name for a shopkeeper or trader from an agent derivative of Middle High German Middle Low German krām ‘trading post tent booth’. This surname is also found in some other parts of Europe e.g. in Britain Poland and France (Alsace and Lorraine); see also 2 below. In part Kramer is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola Slovenia (see Kocevar ). Compare Kraemer . Americanized or Germanized form of Polish Kramarz Czech Kramář Slovak Kramár Slovenian (compare 3 below) Croatian Ukrainian and Belorussian Kramar . Slovenian: variant of Kramar . Compare 2 above and Cramer .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kramar, Krammer, Ramer, Bramer, Kamer, Frager, Trager, Brauer, Kraner

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Where is the Kramer family from?

You can see how Kramer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kramer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kramer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 160 Kramer families living in Ontario. This was about 66% of all the recorded Kramer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kramer families in 1911.
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What did your Kramer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Kramer. 56% of Kramer men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Kramer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kramer were Clerk and Tailoress. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Farmers Son
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Servant
  • Student
  • Tailoress
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Census Records

There are 236,000 census records available for the last name Kramer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kramer 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 57,000 immigration records available for the last name Kramer. 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 77,000 military records available for the last name Kramer. For the veterans among your Kramer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kramer lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Kramer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kramer in 1941 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

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