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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.
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.
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.
Another 189 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ramirez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
- 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
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
- 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
- Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
- Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
- Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
- Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
- 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.
- de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
- Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
- Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
- Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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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