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Where did the Spanish Ramirez family come from? What is the Spanish Ramirez family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ramirez family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ramirez family history?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:
Ramirez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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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