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Creamer Name Meaning

English: perhaps an occupational name for a seller of dairy products from an agent derivative of Middle English Old French creme ‘cream’ (from Late Latin crama apparently of Gaulish origin). However the non-existence of Cheeser or Milker casts some doubt on this derivation. A Merquerd Cremer is mentioned as a merchant of “Colbergh within the duchy of Pomeryn” (Kolberg now Kołobrzeg Poland) in 1407 which supports the hypothesis that the Low German surname Kremer ‘merchant’ (see also Kramer and 2 below) was found in medieval England and is the source of this surname. Black's law dictionary (1979 fifth edition) defines creamer as “a foreign merchant but generally taken for one who has a stall at a fair or market” suggesting that the claimed word is in fact a borrowing from the Low German. Americanized form of German Krämer Kramer or Kremer ‘shopkeeper or trader’. Compare 1 above.

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 USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 42 Creamer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Creamer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Creamer families in 1840.
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What did your Creamer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Creamer. 20% of Creamer men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Creamer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Creamer were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housework
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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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