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Ramm Family History

Ramm Name Meaning

German and English (Norfolk): from Middle High German ram Middle English ram(m) ‘ram male sheep’ hence a nickname for an exceptionally virile individual. It may also have been a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a ram. The German term also denotes a pile-driver or battering ram and the surname may have arisen as an occupational name for someone who operated either of these. German: habitational name from either of two places called Ramm in Westphalia and Mecklenburg. Jewish: variant of Ram .

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

Similar surnames: Ram, Lamm, Rahm, Hamm, Camm, Kamm, Baum, Ramp, Cramm, Rake

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Where is the Ramm family from?

You can see how Ramm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ramm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ramm families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Ramm family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Ramm's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Ramm families in 1840.
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What did your Ramm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ramm. 18% of Ramm men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Ramm women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ramm were Machinist 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Ramm. For the veterans among your Ramm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ramm lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ramm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ramm in 1957 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

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