This is a forum for all information relating to the origin of the surname Creme. The name has been spelt in different ways according to my evidence and it's origin before it spread to the UK, Australia and the USA is a grey area. I've added some documents that relate to the surname Creme. They include spellings such as Cream, Creame, and Krim. My current theory is that Jacob Isaac Creme (Krim) travelled from Russia as a non-english speaking migrant, or 'journeyman' to the UK and brought the surname with him. He had a son Myer in 1891 while living at 39 Bank St Cheetham, and died in 4/3/1928 aged 67. He must have travelled to the UK between 1861 and 1891 although his father who is possibly called Israel Creme, may have done the travelling and brought Jacob over as a boy. I'm yet to find evidence of his exact country of origin or how old he was when he arrived in the UK. Family members seem to originate from Latvia and Lithuania, and possibly the Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula. All of these places could be considered as part of Russia at the time. The 'internet' says many Jews fled or were exiled from Crimea around the time of the Crimean war of the 1850's, and possibly the name Krim indicated this is where he was from, although this just a theory of mine ... Please tell me what you think really happened!