The Ramadan surname comes from the Middle English/Old French word "ramage," which meant "wild." It is thought to have originally been a nickname
for an unpredictable or savage person, which later became a surname.
Early Origins of the Ramadan family
The surname Ramadan was first found in Peeblesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Pùballan), former county in South-central Scotland
, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Ramadan family
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Ramadan Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Ramadan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ramadan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Ramage, who was naturalized in New York in 1801; Alexander Ramage and his wife Betty, who settled in Boston in 1765; John Ramage, who settled in Quebec in 1817.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ramadan (post 1700)
- David I. Ramadan, American Republican politician, Member of Virginia State House of Delegates 87th District; Elected 2011 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Ramadan 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: Vitam impendere vero
Motto Translation: To risk one's life for the truth.