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Ramos Name Meaning

Portugese and Spanish: habitational name from any of the towns called Ramos, in Portugal and Spain. Portuguese and Spanish: from the plural of ramo ‘branch’ (Latin ramus), a topographic name for someone who lived in a thickly wooded area.

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

Similar surnames: Ramo, Ramus, Ramon, Camps, Ramm, Rokos, Amos, Rayos, Rados, Palos

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Where is the Ramos family from?

You can see how Ramos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ramos family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ramos families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Ramos families living in Louisiana. This was about 86% of all the recorded Ramos's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Ramos families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ramos surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ramos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Sirvienta were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ramos. 27% of Ramos men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Ramos women worked as a Sirvienta. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ramos were Farmer and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Labrador
  • Jornalero
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Sirvienta
  • Maid
  • Costurera
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 284,000 census records available for the last name Ramos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ramos census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 105,000 immigration records available for the last name Ramos. 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 Cards

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Ramos. For the veterans among your Ramos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ramos lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ramos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ramos in 1942 was 37, and 69 in 2004.

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