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Spelling variations of this family name include: Ramírez, Ramirez, Ranimírez, Ranimirez, Raimíriz, Raimiriz, Remíriz, Remiriz, Remírez, Remirez and many more.

First found in Asturias, cradle of the Christian Reconquest of Spain.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Among the earliest explorers of the New World was Luis Ramírez, who voyaged to the Río de la Plata region of Argentina in 1528 and documented his travels in the form of a journal. Also of note was Melchior Ramírez, who joined an expedition to Argentina and survived being shipwrecked off the coast of Brazil. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included Cristóbal, who emigrated to Peru in 1560.

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Some noteworthy people of the name Ramirez
  • Alvaro Alberto Espinoza Ramírez, American professional softball player
  • Dr. Salvador M Ramírez, American orthopedic surgeon
  • Orlando Ramírez, American professional baseball player
  • Efren Ramirez (b. 1973), American actor
  • Michael Patrick Ramirez (b. 1961), Japanese-born, American two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist
  • Ricardo Ramirez (b. 1936), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Las Cruces
  • Francisco Leiva Ramírez, Spanish dramatist of the Spanish Golden Age
  • Jesús Alanís Ramírez (b. 1923), Mexican doctor and surgeon
  • Alejandro Casañas Ramírez (b. 1954), former Cuban hurdler
  • Manuel Jacome Ramirez (b. 1914), architect in Colombia


Learn More About Spanish Surnames



Aragon, which is a region of northeastern Spain in the Iberian peninsula. Aragon has a proud cultural heritage and its own unique language. In 1137, the regions of Aragon and Catalonia united to form the Crown of Aragon, whose illustrious line of kings led the reconquest of the eastern peninsula from the Muslims. The Crown of Aragon extended its Mediterranean empire with the recapture of Mallorca in 1229 and Sicily in 1282 and it remained an important power throughout the Middle Ages. In 1469, King Ferdinand of Aragon married Isabella of Castile and this union brought together the two most powerful kingdoms of Spain to create a united Spanish nation.



Following the decline of the Roman Empire, in the 5th century AD, the Visigoths came to control the peninsula. Part of the Visigothic legacy to Spanish civilization was the introduction of the institution of monarchy. Several centuries later, in 711, the Visigothic kingdom in Spain was invaded by Muslims. Aside from a nucleus of resistance which was maintained in the north, the Muslim victory was complete by the year 718.



Spain, which is presently a state that includes the Balearic and Canary Islands and is in southwestern Europe, was originally settled by the Iberians. In the first millennium BC, the Celts, who were from central Europe, invaded and began to mingle with the native Iberians. Later, Greeks and Carthaginians colonized the coasts; however, they were replaced by the Romans by the 3rd century BC.



In 420, The Visigoths captured Spain from the Vandals and proudly returned it to Rome. Unfortunately, 18 years later the Suevi overran the peninsula.


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