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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from Middle Low German krampe ‘hook’, ‘staple’; either a nickname for someone with a hooked nose or a hunched back or a metonymic occupational name for a locksmith.
  • German : variant of Krampe 2.
  • Dutch : according to Debrabandere, possibly a nickname for someone who suffers from cramps, from Middle Dutch crampe ‘cramp’.

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