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Ramm is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Ramm family lived in Essex. Their name, however, is a reference to the Castle of Rames, at Bolbec, in the arrondissement of Havre, France, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Richard de Ariete (Ram) was listed in Normandy temp. King John. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)


Ramm Early Origins



The surname Ramm was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Metinges. Roger de Rames was granted sixteen acres at Metinges, as well as land at Ramesdune under Robert Grenon. In Breseta in Suffolk, Roger de Rames was chief tenant. These lands were granted to Roger for his assistance at the Battle of Hastings by William, Duke of Normandy in his victory over King Harold.

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Ramm Spelling Variations


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Ramm Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Ramm are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Ramm include Ramm, Ram, Rams, Rame, Rames, Rammes and others.

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Ramm Early History


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Ramm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ramm research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1599, 1605, 1615 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Ramm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ramm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ramm Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ramm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ramm In Ireland


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Ramm In Ireland



Some of the Ramm family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Ramm, or a variant listed above:

Ramm Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Ramm, who landed in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1685
  • John Ramm, who settled in East New Jersey in 1686

Ramm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christoph Ramm, who settled in North America in 1782

Ramm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Ramm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1800
  • Friedrich Ramm, who landed in Texas in 1844
  • Elisabeth Ramm, who settled in America in 1851
  • E. Ramm, who settled in Baltimore in 1854
  • Frederick Ramm and his wife, who settled in Philadelphia in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ramm Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jean Louis Dryer Ramm, who landed in Alabama in 1926

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ramm (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ramm (post 1700)



  • Ernst Ramm, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 16th District, 1908, 1910; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1914
  • Major-General Paul Louis Ramm (1882-1977), Danish Director Army Building Service (1945-1946)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Quod tibi vis fieri, facias
Motto Translation: What you wish done, do yourself.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  11. ...

The Ramm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ramm 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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