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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.

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


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ramey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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
  • Emma Ramey, aged 25, arrived in New York, New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Bermuda" from Bermuda [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "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.).

Ramey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Ramey, aged 37, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Finance" from Cristobal [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "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.).
  • Edward Ramey, aged 37, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Harry Luckenbach" from Hamburg, Germany [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "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.).
  • E.S. Ramey, aged 37, arrived in New York, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Harry Luckenbach" from Rotterdam, Holland [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "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.).
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  • 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)
  • 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
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  • Robert Ryburn and Martha Ramey by Loubeth Ramey Hames.
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Citations



  1. ^ "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.).
  2. ^ "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.).
  3. ^ "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.).
  4. ^ "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.).

Other References

  1. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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