× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2017


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.

Ramage Early Origins



The surname Ramage was first found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Płballan), 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.

Close

Ramage Spelling Variations


Expand

Ramage Spelling Variations



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

Close

Ramage Early History


Expand

Ramage Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ramage research. Another 172 words (12 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.

Close

Ramage Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Ramage Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



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, arrived in New York in 1801
  • Benjamin Ramage, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1821
  • T Ramage, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1821
  • 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

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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenswilly" in 1839 [1]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, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina"

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Ramage (post 1700)


Expand

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
  • Samuel Y. III Ramage, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940
  • Raymond Ramage, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 7th District, 1962
  • Charles E. Ramage, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Montville; Elected 1930, 1932
  • 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
  • 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
  • Paul Frederick Ramage (b. 1940), former English cricketer
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Motto


Expand

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.


Close

Ramage Family Crest Products


Expand

Ramage Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  2. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  11. ...

The Ramage Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ramage 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.

This page was last modified on 24 February 2016 at 13:59.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest