The name Ramont was carried to England
in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It comes from the Norman personal name Raimund.
This name is composed of the elements ragin,
Early Origins of the Ramont family
The surname Ramont was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Ramont family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ramont research.Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1626, 1683, 1680, 1st , 1673, 1733 and 1725 are included under the topic Early Ramont History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ramont Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Raymond, Rayment, Raymonds, Raymon and others.
Early Notables of the Ramont family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Raymond or Rayment (1626-1683), an English judge, Justice of the Common Pleas (1680); and his son, Robert Raymond... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ramont Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ramont family to Ireland
Some of the Ramont family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
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Migration of the Ramont family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Ramont or a variant listed above were: John and William Raymond, who settled in Salem in 1630; Arthur Raymond, who settled in Virginia in 1635; William Raymond, who settled in New Hampshire
Contemporary Notables of the name Ramont (post 1700)
- Ruth Ramont, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html