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Rameau Early Origins



The surname Rameau was first found in Brittany, originally Armorica in ancient times, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dol and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. Roger of Rames, a Norman Baron, took his name from the castle of Rames in Bolbec, near Havre in Normandy joined William the Conqueror at Hastings and was granted considerable estates in Essex and Suffolk in England. Saint Rimbert (or Rembert) (830-888), born in Flanders, was Archbishop of Bremen-Hamburg from 865-888.

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Rameau Spelling Variations


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Rameau Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Raimbaud, Raimbaudière, Rambaudière, Raimbault, Rimbaud, Rambaud, Rambault, Rambauld, Rimbault, Raimbert, Rimbert, Rambert, Raimbourg, Rambourg, Rimbourg, Rambevaulx, Reimbault, Reimbaut, Reimbaud, Reimbert, Reimbold, Reinbold, Rembaud, Rembert, Rames, Raimes, Raime, Raimbaugh, Rainbow, Rambow and many more.

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Rameau Early History


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Rameau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rameau research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1810 and 1849 are included under the topic Early Rameau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rameau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rameau Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Claude Raimbault, who arrived in Montreal in 1670; Jeanne Raimbault, who arrived in Quebec in 1668; and Jeanne Simblin Raimbault, who came to Sorel, Que. sometime between 1668 and 1681..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rameau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rameau (post 1700)



  • Pierre Rameau (1674-1748), the French dancing master to Elisabetta Farnese
  • Jean Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), French composer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Rameau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rameau 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 17 June 2015 at 08:10.

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