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The Rummage surname comes from the Middle English/Old French word "ramage," which meant "wild." It is thought to have originally been a nickname for an unpredictable or savage person, which later became a surname.

Rummage Early Origins



The surname Rummage was first found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Płballan), former county in South-central Scotland, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Rummage Spelling Variations


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Rummage Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ramage, Ramadge, Ramaige and others.

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Rummage Early History


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Rummage Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rummage research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1304, 1555, 1567, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Rummage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rummage Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rummage Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rummage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Ramage, who was naturalized in New York in 1801; Alexander Ramage and his wife Betty, who settled in Boston in 1765; John Ramage, who settled in Quebec in 1817.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rummage (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rummage (post 1700)



  • Chief Laurence A. Rummage QMCM, U.S. Navy seaman involved in the U.S. Navy Operation Deepfreeze, 1965, eponym of Mount Rummage, Antarctica
  • Stephen Rummage, American Senior Pastor of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Florida
  • Leland C. Rummage, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vitam impendere vero
Motto Translation: To risk one's life for the truth.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Rummage Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rummage 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 November 2015 at 11:37.

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