Cromer Family History

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Cromer Name Meaning

French: from a Germanic personal name, Hrodmar, composed of hrod ‘renown’, ‘glory’ + mar ‘famous’. English: habitational name from Cromer in Norfolk, recorded in the 13th century as Crowemere, from Old English crawe ‘crow’ + mere ‘lake’. Variant spelling of German and Jewish Kromer.

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

Similar surnames: Romer, Comer, Gromer, Cramer, Coomer, Colmer, Omer, Creamer, Rimer

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Cromer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cromer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cromer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Cromer Family Origin

Where is the Cromer family from?

Cromer Family Occupations

What did your Cromer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cromer occupation in the UK was Accountant. 5% of Cromer's were Accountants. A less common occupation for the Cromer family was Cab Driver. Accountant, Annuit and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cromer.

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  • Accountant

  • Annuit

  • Annuitant

  • Cab Driver


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cromer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cromer Historical Records

What Cromer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Cromer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cromer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cromer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Cromer. For the veterans among your Cromer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cromer Life Expectancy

What is the average Cromer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cromer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Cromer in 1945 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cromer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cromer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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