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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.

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Ramage Spelling Variations


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Ramage Spelling Variations



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

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Ramage Early History


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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.

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Ramage Early Notables (pre 1700)


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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.

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The Great Migration


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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"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ramage (post 1700)


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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.)

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Motto


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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: Vitam impendere vero
Motto Translation: To risk one's life for the truth.


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See Also


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Citations


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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. 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.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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.

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