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When the ancestors of the Ram family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Essex. Their name, however, is a reference to the Castle of Rames, at Bolbec, in the arrondissement of Havre, France, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Richard de Ariete (Ram) was listed in Normandy temp. King John. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)


Ram Early Origins



The surname Ram was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Metinges. Roger de Rames was granted sixteen acres at Metinges, as well as land at Ramesdune under Robert Grenon. In Breseta in Suffolk, Roger de Rames was chief tenant. These lands were granted to Roger for his assistance at the Battle of Hastings by William, Duke of Normandy in his victory over King Harold.

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Ram Spelling Variations


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Ram Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Ram has been recorded under many different variations, including Ramm, Ram, Rams, Rame, Rames, Rammes and others.

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Ram Early History


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Ram Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ram research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1599, 1605, 1615 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Ram History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ram Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ram Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ram Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ram In Ireland


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Ram In Ireland



Some of the Ram family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Rams were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Ram Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Ram, who arrived in New England in 1635
  • Thomas Ram, who came to Virginia in 1635
  • George Ram, aged 25, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Thomas Ram, aged 19, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Fra Ram, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ram Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicolaes Ram, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Melchior Ram who arrived in Philadelphia in 1749
  • Conrad Ram, who came to Philadelphia in 1751
  • Melchior Ram, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Ram Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. Ram, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Christopher Ram, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1845
  • A. Ram, who came to Texas in 1845
  • Christopher Ram, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1845
  • Jonas Ram, who came to New York State in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ram Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Anna Ram arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849
  • Rachel Ram arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Quod tibi vis fieri, facias
Motto Translation: What you wish done, do yourself.


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  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  11. ...

The Ram Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ram Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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