View category for people with the Krampf surname
Meaning: A hooked stick.
Variant(s): Cramp
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The name Cramp name is a derivative of the name Crampe which in turn is a is a version of Krampf and hence a Germanic name. This would make the Cramps Anglo Saxons by descent.

Cultural ContextEdit

There appear to be two main groups of Cramp surnames in England. One in the North, around Lancashire, and the other in the South around Sussex. People from both these families have traveled to the new world. In Australia the majority are from Sussex, and only one line to date has been traced to Lancashire.