The name ‘Kramer’ originates from Germany. It is derived from the english word ‘Cramer’ in itself derived from occupational name of a shopkeeper, from the Germanic word ‘Kramer’ (Yiddish ‘kremer’), an agent derivative of the Middle High German word ‘kram’ (from the Old High German word ‘cram’) meaning trading post, tent. Variants: ‘Kremer’, ‘Kromer’, ‘Creamer’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the name ‘Kramer’ and or it´s variant’s, dates as far back as the 16th century were a Flemish cartographer ‘Gerhard Kremer’ (1512-94) preferred the Latinized form of this name, ‘Gerardus Marcator’, and it is from this that ‘Mercator’s projection’ takes it’s name.Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact period of settlement in North America but It is believed that the forefather’s of this surname were part of the exodus of migrants that followed the Treaty of Peace signed in Paris in 1763, when great Britain obtained ownership of the whole of North America east of the Missisipi River excepting New Orleans. The ch…
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