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Ramus Family History

Ramus Name Meaning

French: from Old French ramu ‘branch’, hence a nickname of similar application to Ramage 2, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a wooded place. Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hraban ‘raven’ + wald ‘rule’.

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

Similar surnames: Ramos, Camus, Rasmus, Remus, Ramm, Rados, Raque, Camps, Ranum, Remes

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Where is the Ramus family from?

You can see how Ramus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ramus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ramus families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Ramus family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Ramus's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Ramus families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ramus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ramus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ramus. 31% of Ramus men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Ramus women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ramus were Salesman 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
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housework
  • New Worker
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Ramus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ramus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ramus. 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 777 military records available for the last name Ramus. For the veterans among your Ramus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ramus lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Ramus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ramus in 1946 was 54, and 75 in 2004.

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