From the historical and enchanting region of Spain
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Rama family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames
were adopted in Spain
is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname
surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name.
Early Origins of the Rama family
The surname Rama was first found in Castile
, a region of north-central Spain.
Early History of the Rama family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rama research.Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1440, 1522, and 1678 are included under the topic Early Rama History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rama Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ramos, Ramis, Ramo, Rama, Ramas, Rams, Ramón and many more.
Early Notables of the Rama family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Rama were Bartolomé Ramos de Pareja (c.1440-1522), Spanish mathematician, music theorist, and composer; Francisco Ramos del Manzano, created Count of Francos in... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rama Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rama family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso Ramos, who sailed to Cartagena in 1535; Benito Ramos sailed to Río de la Plata in 1535; Cristóbal Ramos sailed to America in 1511; Domingo Ramos sailed to Florida in 1538.
Contemporary Notables of the name Rama (post 1700)
- Carol Rama (1918-2015), born Olga Carolina Rama, an Italian self-taught painter
Historic Events for the Rama family
- Adolf Rama (1920-1941), German Matrosenobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details