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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Ramirez family. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The surname Ramirez is derived from the popular Spanish personal name Ramírez, which is a pet form of the first name Ramón, which means wise ruler.

Ramirez Early Origins



The surname Ramirez was first found in Asturias, cradle of the Christian Reconquest of Spain.

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Ramirez Spelling Variations


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Ramirez Spelling Variations



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

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Ramirez Early History


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Ramirez Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ramirez research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1035, 1620, 1624, 1692 and 1782 are included under the topic Early Ramirez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ramirez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ramirez Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Francisco Ramírez y Ramírez, a general in the army of Ferdinand and Isabella, who participated in the reconquest of Malaga and Granada; Andrés Ramírez, book illuminator in sixteenth century Seville; Alonso Ramírez of Puerto Rico, seventeenth century explorer and adventurer; Diego Ramírez de Arellano...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ramirez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ramirez Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • 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
  • Cristóbal Ramírez, who emigrated to Peru in 1560
  • Juan Ramírez, went to New Granada in 1561
  • Santiago Ramírez, went to New Spain in 1562
  • Antonio Ramírez, went to Hispaniola in 1562
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ramirez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Ramirez, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Diego Ramirez, who arrived in America in 1816
  • Melchior Ramírez, who joined an expedition to Argentina and survived being shipwrecked off the coast of Brazil
  • A Ramirez, aged 25, landed in New Orleans, La in 1825
  • Gonzales Ramirez, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ramirez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ramirez (post 1700)



  • Sally A. Ramirez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996 (alternate), 2000
  • Sam Ramirez, American Republican politician, Candidate for Arizona State House of Representatives 14th District, 1998
  • Saul Ramirez, American politician, Mayor of Laredo, Texas, 1990-97
  • Steven Ramirez, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1980
  • Guillermo Ramirez, American politician, Representative from California 50th District, 1994
  • John F. Ramirez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • Juan II Ramirez, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2008
  • Julio Ramirez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2000
  • Lisa Ramirez, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2004
  • Mary W. Ramirez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1928, 1932
  • ... (Another 38 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    5. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    9. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    10. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
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    The Ramirez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ramirez 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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