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Ramage History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Ramage 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 Ramage family


The surname Ramage 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 Ramage family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ramage research.
Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1304, 1555, 1567, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Ramage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ramage Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Ramage, Ramadge, Ramaige and others.

Early Notables of the Ramage family (pre 1700)


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

Migration of the Ramage family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ramage Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Ramage and his wife Betty, who settled in Boston in 1765

Ramage Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Ramage, who was naturalized in New York in 1801
  • William Ramage, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1801 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Benjamin Ramage, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1821 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • T Ramage, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1821 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Ramage, who arrived in New York in 1823
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ramage Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adam Luther Ramage, who landed in California in 1901 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Ramage Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Ramage, who settled in Quebec in 1817

Ramage Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Adam Ramage, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenswilly" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GLENSWILLY 1839 (also called DAWSONS). Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Glenswilly.htm
  • Robert Ramage, aged 26, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MEDINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/medina1852.shtml

Contemporary Notables of the name Ramage (post 1700)


  • Rear Admiral James D. "Jig Dog" Ramage (b. 1916), American naval combat leader in World War II, instrumental in putting nuclear-capable aircraft aboard aircraft carriers
  • John Ramage (1748-1802), Irish-born, American artist
  • Lawson P "Red" Ramage (1909-1990), American Vice Admiral, Medal of Honor recipient, eponym of the destroyer USS Ramage (DDG-61) and Ramage Point, Antarctica
  • Samuel Y. III Ramage, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Raymond Ramage, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 7th District, 1962 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles E. Ramage, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Montville; Elected 1930, 1932 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George McIntosh Ramage (b. 1937), Scottish former footballer
  • Graeme Ramage (b. 1992), Scottish professional footballer
  • Henry Ramage VC (1827-1859), Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Crauford Tait Ramage (1803-1878), English miscellaneous writer, born at Annefield, near Newhaven
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Ramage 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.


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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GLENSWILLY 1839 (also called DAWSONS). Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Glenswilly.htm
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MEDINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/medina1852.shtml
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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