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From the historical and enchanting region of 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.

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The surname Ramus was first found in Castile, a region of north-central Spain.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ramus research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1440, 1522, and 1678 are included under the topic Early Ramus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notable bearers of the family name Ramus were Bartolomé Ramos de Pareja (c.1440-1522), Spanish mathematician, music theorist, and composer; Francisco Ramos del Manzano, created Count of Francos in...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ramus Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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.

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  • Nickolas G. Ramus (1929-2007), Native American actor
  • Joshua Prince Ramus (b. 1969), American architect
  • Jonas Danilssønn Ramus (1649-1718), Norwegian priest and historian
  • Petrus Ramus (1515-1572), French humanist
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    1. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
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    The Ramus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ramus Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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