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This unusual and interesting name has Flemish origins and is an example of a name introduced into England by French and Flemish Huguenots seeking refuge from religious persecution on the continent during the latter half of the 16th Century and again during the late 17th Century. "Cremer" is a variant of the German "Kramer" and is an occupational (job descriptive) name for a shopkeeper or tradesman or one who travelled through the countryside buying butter, hens and eggs which he carried to the market in a "Cram" or pack on his back. The ultimate derivation is from the Old German "kram" or "cram", meaning trading post or tent...

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