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Kramer Name Meaning

German (also Krämer), Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a shopkeeper, peddler, or hawker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German kram ‘trading post’, ‘tent’, ‘booth’. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.

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


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 1891 there were 97 Kramer families living in London. This was about 52% of all the recorded Kramer's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Kramer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kramer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kramer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Ramproof Machinist and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Kramer. 14% of Kramer men worked as a Ramproof Machinist and 78% of Kramer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kramer were Cabinet Maker and Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Ramproof Machinist
    14%
  • Boot Repairer
    9%
  • Insurance Agent
    9%
  • Cabinet Maker
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Private Means
    5%
  • Domestic Duties
    4%
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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 Australia, 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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