Rammage History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Rammage surname comes from the Middle English/Old French word "ramage," which meant "wild." It is thought to have originally been a nickname for an unpredictable or savage person, which later became a surname.

Early Origins of the Rammage family

The surname Rammage was first found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Pùballan), former county in South-central Scotland, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Rammage family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rammage research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1304, 1555, 1567, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Rammage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rammage Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ramage, Ramadge, Ramaige and others.

Early Notables of the Rammage family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Rammage family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Ramage, who was naturalized in New York in 1801; Alexander Ramage and his wife Betty, who settled in Boston in 1765; John Ramage, who settled in Quebec in 1817.


Contemporary Notables of the name Rammage (post 1700) +

  • Brendan Rammage (b. 1987), American actor, known for The Harp in the South
  • Linda A. Rammage, Canadian physician and researcher at the Vancouver General Hospital, British Columbia


The Rammage 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: Vitam impendere vero
Motto Translation: To risk one's life for the truth.


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