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Where did the French Ramey family come from? What is the French Ramey family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ramey family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ramey family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Laramée, Laramee, Laramey, Laramy, Ramée, Ramee and many more.

First found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire département, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where this distinguished family held a family seat from ancient times, and were important members of the aristocracy.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ramey research. Another 283 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1717, 1789, 1515 and 1572 are included under the topic Early Ramey History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 63 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ramey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ramey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Ramey, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754

Ramey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Ramey settled in San Francisco, California in 1866


  • Wanda Ramey (1924-2009), American Emmy Award winning television news reporter
  • James Graham Ramey (b. 1917), American politician, Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives (1955-1964)
  • James Ramey (1944-1970), better known as Baby Huey, an American rock and soul singer, frontman for the band Baby Huey & the Babysitters
  • Venus Ramey (b. 1924), American model, Miss America 1944, eponym of the Venus Ramey, a B-17 of the 15th Air Force, 301st bomb group
  • Samuel Edward Ramey (b. 1942), American operatic bass singer
  • Horace Patton Ramey (1885-1974), American Olympic athlete at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Harry "Randy" Ramey Jr. (b. 1962), American politician, Republican Member of the Illinois House of Representatives (2005-2012)
  • Lieutenant-General Roger Maxwell Ramey (1903-1963), American Deputy Comamnding General Continental Air Defense Command (1956-1957)
  • Brigadier-General Howard Knox Ramey (1896-1943), American Commanding General 5th Bomber Command in 1943 who went missing in an airplane crash in New Guinea
  • William "Jesse" Ramey (1891-1963), considered a vintage American Master Carver of Fish decoys



  • Robert Ryburn and Martha Ramey by Loubeth Ramey Hames.

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  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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The Ramey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ramey 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 2 September 2015 at 12:22.

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