Ramée History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ramée family

The surname Ramée was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire département, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where this distinguished family held a family seat from ancient times, and were important members of the aristocracy.

About the 14th century they branched south into Languedoc on the south coast of France and also to the north-east on the border with Belgium where they held a family seat in the province of Liège. They also branched to Dombes on the Rhône in the south-east of France. They flourished on their estates until the French Revolution in 1789 when many aristocrats lost their lands. La Ramée and the Phantom is a French fairy tale collected by Achille Millien and Paul Delarue.

Jean-Baptiste Laramee, born in 1730, came to New France in the 18th century. After arriving in Canada he married Marguerite Sylvain on 14th March 1759. They settled together in Quebec until Jean-Baptiste's death on 26th October 1786. [1]

Important Dates for the Ramée family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ramée research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1717, 1515 and 1572 are included under the topic Early Ramée History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ramée Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Laramée, Laramee, Laramey, Laramy, Ramée, Ramee and many more.

Early Notables of the Ramée family (pre 1700)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ramée Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ramée migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ramée Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Ramee, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ramée (post 1700)

  • Joseph-Jacques Ramée (1764-1842), French architect, interior designer, and landscape architect
  • Jacques La Ramée, (La Remy or La Ramie or Laramée) a French-Canadian fur trader active in what is now known as Wisconsin, eponym of the Laramie River, the city of Laramie, Fort Laramie, Laramie Peak, and Laramie County, Wyoming

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Citations

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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