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Ramp Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: variant of Rampf from Middle High German ramft ranft ‘edge wall crust (of bread)’; applied as a topographic name for someone who lived at the limit or outer edge of some topographic feature for example a field or possibly in the sense ‘crust’ a nickname for a poor person.

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

Similar surnames: Kamp, Ramm, Rasp, Kramp, Rapp, Ram, Damp, Raak, Raap, Remp

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Where is the Ramp family from?

You can see how Ramp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ramp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ramp families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Ramp families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 78% of all the recorded Ramp's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ramp families in 1840.
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What did your Ramp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ramp. 18% of Ramp men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Ramp women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ramp were Truck Driver and Typist. .

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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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Typist
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 883 immigration records available for the last name Ramp. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ramp. For the veterans among your Ramp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ramp lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Ramp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ramp in 1955 was 61, and 81 in 2004.

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