Kramer Family History

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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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Kramer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kramer name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Kramer Family Origin

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Kramer Family Occupations

What did your Kramer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Kramer family was Baker Master Empy 2 Men. Pork Butcher, Agent To Wine Grower and Baker Master were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kramer. The most common Kramer occupation in the UK was Pork Butcher. 16% of Kramer's were Pork Butchers.

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  • Pork Butcher

  • Agent To Wine Grower

  • Baker Master

  • Baker Master Empy 2 Men


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

Kramer Historical Records

What Kramer family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

There are 57,000 immigration records available for the last name Kramer. 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 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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Kramer Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kramer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kramer 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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