Ramming History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Ramming 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 Ramming family

The surname Ramming 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 Ramming family

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

Ramming Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Ramming family (pre 1700)

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


United States Ramming migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ramming Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heinrich Ramming, who arrived in Iowa in 1856 [1]


The Ramming 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.


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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