Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Ramus family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name.
Early Origins of the Ramus family
Castile, a region of north-central Spain.
Early History of the Ramus family
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Ramus Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ramos, Ramis, Ramo, Rama, Ramas, Rams, Ramón and many more.
Early Notables of the Ramus family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ramus family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso Ramos, who sailed to Cartagena in 1535; Benito Ramos sailed to Río de la Plata in 1535; Cristóbal Ramos sailed to America in 1511; Domingo Ramos sailed to Florida in 1538.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ramus (post 1700)
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