History of your Surname
Get access to Ramirez family records.Start a free trial

Ramirez Family History

Ramirez Name Meaning

Spanish (Ramírez): patronymic from the personal name Ramiro . Compare De Ramirez .

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


Similar surnames: Ramires, Rarey, Admire, Lainez, Rammel, Amir, Ambroz, Romine, Jamroz

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Ramirez family from?

You can see how Ramirez families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ramirez family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ramirez families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Ramirez families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Ramirez's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Ramirez families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ramirez surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ramirez ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ramirez. 36% of Ramirez men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Ramirez women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ramirez were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

View Census Data for Ramirez | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Seamstress
    5%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Ramirez family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 283,000 census records available for the last name Ramirez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ramirez census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Ramirez

Passenger Lists

There are 135,000 immigration records available for the last name Ramirez. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Ramirez immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 28,000 military records available for the last name Ramirez. For the veterans among your Ramirez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Ramirez military records

You've only scratched the surface of Ramirez family history

Discover More

What is the average Ramirez lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ramirez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ramirez in 1941 was 29, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ramirez

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Ramirez family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial