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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
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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



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    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. 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.

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