Ramey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ramey family

The surname Ramey was 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.

About the 14th century they branched south into Languedoc on the south coast of France and also to the north-east on the border with Belgium where they held a family seat in the province of Liège. They also branched to Dombes on the Rhône in the south-east of France. They flourished on their estates until the French Revolution in 1789 when many aristocrats lost their lands. La Ramée and the Phantom is a French fairy tale collected by Achille Millien and Paul Delarue.

Jean-Baptiste Laramee, born in 1730, came to New France in the 18th century. After arriving in Canada he married Marguerite Sylvain on 14th March 1759. They settled together in Quebec until Jean-Baptiste's death on 26th October 1786. [1]

Early History of the Ramey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ramey research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1717, 1515 and 1572 are included under the topic Early Ramey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ramey Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Ramey family (pre 1700)

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United States Ramey migration to the United States +

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 [2]
Ramey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Ramey settled in San Francisco, California in 1866
  • Emma Ramey, aged 25, who arrived in New York, New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Bermuda" from Bermuda [3]
Ramey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William Ramey, aged 37, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Finance" from Cristobal [4]
  • Edward Ramey, aged 37, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Harry Luckenbach" from Hamburg, Germany [5]
  • E.S. Ramey, aged 37, who arrived in New York, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Harry Luckenbach" from Rotterdam, Holland [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ramey (post 1700) +

  • Lieutenant-General Roger Maxwell Ramey (1903-1963), American Deputy Commanding General Continental Air Defense Command (1956-1957) [7]
  • David Alexander Ramey Sr. (1939-2017), American artist
  • 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
  • Wanda Ramey (1924-2009), American Emmy Award winning television news reporter
  • 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)
  • 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 [8]
  • ... (Another 27 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Ramey +

  • 1509 Robert Ryburn and Martha Ramey by Loubeth Ramey Hames.

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TQ-S44 : 6 December 2014), Emma Ramey, 02 May 1892; citing departure port Bermuda, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Bermuda, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXL5-JYZ : 6 December 2014), William Ramey, 21 Sep 1907; citing departure port Cristobal, arrival port New York, ship name Finance, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6C8-J5S : 6 December 2014), Edward Ramey, 25 Dec 1920; citing departure port Hamburg, Germany, arrival port New York, ship name Harry Luckenbach, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6X6-G23 : 6 December 2014), E.S. Ramey, 23 Aug 1920; citing departure port Rotterdam, Holland, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Harry Luckenbach, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Roger Ramey. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Ramey/Roger_Maxwell/USA.html
  8. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Howard Ramey. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Ramey/Howard_Knox/USA.html


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