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Ram Name Meaning

Indian: from a personal name based on Sanskrit rāma ‘pleasing charming’ the name of one of the chief incarnations of the god Vishnu. In the northern states of India it probably evolved into a surname from use as the final element of a compound personal names such as Atmaram (with Sanskrit ātmā ‘soul’) or Sitaram . Among Tamil and Malayalam speakers who have migrated from their home states it is a variant of Raman . In the epic poem Ramayana Rama is the elder brother of Lakshmana (see Lakshmanan ). Compare Rama . Dutch German and English (East Anglia): from Middle Dutch Middle High German Middle English ram ‘ram’ either in the sense ‘male sheep’ or denoting an implement such as a battering ram or pile driver. Compare Ramm . Dutch: shortend form of a personal name composed with ram (from ancient Germanic hramn) ‘raven’ as in Ingelram or Bertram . Swedish: ornamental name from a placename element either from Old Norse hrafn ‘raven’ (Swedish ramm) or from dialect ramm ‘water meadow’. Jewish (Israeli): artificial name from Modern Hebrew ram ‘lofty’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): acronymic surname of uncertain etymology.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Raj, Ramm, Ray, Ras, Kam, Rom, Rao, Raw, Rama, Rahm

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Where is the Ram family from?

You can see how Ram families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ram family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ram families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Ram families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Ram's in USA. New York had the highest population of Ram families in 1840.
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What did your Ram ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ram. 35% of Ram men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Ram women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ram were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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*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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ram. 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.

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There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Ram. For the veterans among your Ram ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ram lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ram life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Ram in 1951 was 65, and 72 in 2004.

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