Last name: CREAMER

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CREAMER : This last name is indexed 17,672 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CREAMER : 1: 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.2: Americanized form of German Krämer Kramer or Kremer ‘shopkeeper or trader’. Compare 1 above.

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