The Ramel surname comes from the Old French "ramel," in turn from the Latin "ramus," meaning "a branch;" as such it may have been a topographic name for someone who lived in a wooded area. It has also been suggested that the name was of nickname
origins for someone who had a connection with Palm Sunday (dimanche des rameaux).
Early Origins of the Ramel family
The surname Ramel was first found in Languedoc
where this celebrated family held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Ramel family
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Ramel Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ramel, Ramelle, Ramels, Ramelles, Rammel, Rammelle, Rammels, Rammelles, Rauml, Raumel, Raumels, Raumelle, Raumelles, La Ramuel and many more.
Early Notables of the Ramel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ramel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ramel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- George Ramel, who settled in Philadelphia in 1751
Ramel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mr. Ramel, who settled in Philadelphia in 1863
Contemporary Notables of the name Ramel (post 1700)
- Brooke Ramel, American singer-songwriter
- Jean-Pierre Ramel, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 12) Jean-Pierre Ramel. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- Jean-Pierre Ramel (1768-1815), French general during the French Revolutionary Wars
- Baron Powel Karl Henric Ramel (1922-2007), Swedish entertainer
- Baron Stig Ramel, Swedish Administrator, Stockholm
- Hans Ramel, Swedish Trade Association Executive