Ramage Family History

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Ramage Name Meaning

Scottish: nickname for a savage or unpredictable individual, from Middle English, Old French rammage ‘wild’ (applied to a bird of prey), Late Latin ramaticus, from ramus ‘branch’. Compare Savage. French: from a derivative of Old French ramu ‘branch’, with the sense ‘forest’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a forest. The term ramage also had a legal sense, denoting the right to cut branches within a manorial forest, and in some cases the surname may have arisen from a nickname for someone who had this feudal right.

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

Similar surnames: Savage, Range, Ramus, Ladage, Delage, Rama, Gamage, Ramsden, Waage

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Ramage Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ramage. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Ramage Family Origin

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Ramage Family Occupations

What did your Ramage ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ramage family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ramage. The most common Ramage occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Ramage's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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Ramage Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Ramage. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ramage census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Ramage. 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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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Ramage. For the veterans among your Ramage ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ramage Life Expectancy

What is the average Ramage lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Ramage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ramage in 1943 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ramage ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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