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Where did the Ramos coat of arms come from? When did the Ramos family first arrive in the United States?

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Origin Displayed: Spanish

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ramos, Ramis, Ramo, Rama, Ramas, Rams, Ramón and many more.

First found in Castile, a region of north-central Spain.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Early migrants to the New World bearing this surname or a variant spelling of the name were: Alonso Ramos, who sailed to Cartagena in 1535; Benito Ramos sailed to Río de la Plata in 1535.

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Some noteworthy people of the name Ramos
  • John Salias Ramos, American artist responsible for the Los Angeles Olympic Commemorative Painting
  • Joseph Steven Ramos, American artist and educator
  • Kenneth Ramos, American scientist, Professor in the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Louisville
  • Mel Ramos (b. 1935), American painter
  • Rafael Ramos (1974-2014), American New York police officer shot and killed while on duty by Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley
  • Jesús Vasallo Ramos (b. 1919), Spanish author of drama novels
  • Ramiro Ledesma Ramos (1905-1936), Spanish politician, essayist, and journalist
  • Angel Ramos (1902-1960), Puerto Rican media businessman, founder of the Telemundo, Spanish Language television network in America
  • Juan P Ramos, Argentine lawyer, writer and historian
  • Leopoldo Ramos, Mexican poet


Learn More About Spanish Surnames



Aragon, which is a region of northeastern Spain in the Iberian peninsula. Aragon has a proud cultural heritage and its own unique language. In 1137, the regions of Aragon and Catalonia united to form the Crown of Aragon, whose illustrious line of kings led the reconquest of the eastern peninsula from the Muslims. The Crown of Aragon extended its Mediterranean empire with the recapture of Mallorca in 1229 and Sicily in 1282 and it remained an important power throughout the Middle Ages. In 1469, King Ferdinand of Aragon married Isabella of Castile and this union brought together the two most powerful kingdoms of Spain to create a united Spanish nation.



Following the decline of the Roman Empire, in the 5th century AD, the Visigoths came to control the peninsula. Part of the Visigothic legacy to Spanish civilization was the introduction of the institution of monarchy. Several centuries later, in 711, the Visigothic kingdom in Spain was invaded by Muslims. Aside from a nucleus of resistance which was maintained in the north, the Muslim victory was complete by the year 718.



Spain, which is presently a state that includes the Balearic and Canary Islands and is in southwestern Europe, was originally settled by the Iberians. In the first millennium BC, the Celts, who were from central Europe, invaded and began to mingle with the native Iberians. Later, Greeks and Carthaginians colonized the coasts; however, they were replaced by the Romans by the 3rd century BC.



In 420, The Visigoths captured Spain from the Vandals and proudly returned it to Rome. Unfortunately, 18 years later the Suevi overran the peninsula.


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