Origins Available: French
The Rimes 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 nickname
origins for someone who had a connection with Palm Sunday (dimanche des rameaux).
Early Origins of the Rimes family
The surname Rimes was first found in Languedoc
where this celebrated family held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Rimes family
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Rimes Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ramel, Ramelle, Ramels, Ramelles, Rammel, Rammelle, Rammels, Rammelles, Rauml, Raumel, Raumels, Raumelle, Raumelles, La Ramuel and many more.
Early Notables of the Rimes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rimes family to the New World and Oceana
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.