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Ram Family History

Ram Name Meaning
Indian (northern and southern states): Hindu name from Sanskrit rama ‘pleasing’, ‘charming’, name of an incarnation of Vishnu. In the northern states, it probably evolved into a family name from use as the final element of a compound personal names such as Atmaram (with Sanskrit atma ‘soul’) or Sitaram (with Sita, the name of Rama’s wife). In South India it is used only as a male given name, but has come to be used as a family name in the U.S. among people from South India. Among Tamil and Malayalam speakers who have migrated from their home states, it is a variant of Raman.Dutch and English: from Middle Low German ram, Middle English ram ‘ram’, either in the sense ‘male sheep’ or in the sense ‘battering ram’ or ‘pile driver’.Swedish: ornamental name from a place name element, either from Old Norse hrafn ‘raven’ (Swedish ramm) or from dialect ramm ‘water meadow’.Jewish (Israeli): ornamental name from Hebrew ram ‘lofty’.Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): acronymic name of uncertain etymology.Southern French: topographic name meaning ‘branch’ and denoting someone who lived in a leafy wooded area.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Ram Families

  • Number of Ram families
     20 - 38
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ram families
     39 - 75
     14 - 38
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ram Family Origin

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Ram Immigration Information

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Ram Family Occupations

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