The Rimell surname comes from the Old French "ramel," in turn from the Latin "ramus," meaning "a branch;" as such it may have been a topographic name for someone who lived in a wooded area. It has also been suggested that the name was of
origins for someone who had a connection with Palm Sunday (dimanche des rameaux).
from ancient times.
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of this family name include: Ramel, Ramelle, Ramels, Ramelles, Rammel, Rammelle, Rammels, Rammelles, Rauml, Raumel, Raumels, Raumelle, Raumelles, La Ramuel and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Ramel settled in Philadelphia in 1751; and Mr. Ramel settled in Philadelphia in 1863.