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Ramage Family History

Ramage Surname Meaning

Scottish and English (of Norman origin); French: nickname for a savage or unpredictable individual from Old French ramage ‘wild untamed’. The word is recorded once in Middle English with the sense ‘courageous’ and in Scots (spelled rammage) as ‘rash furious’. Compare Savage .

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


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

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Where is the Ramage family from?

You can see how Ramage families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ramage family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ramage families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1891 there were 128 Ramage families living in London. This was about 32% of all the recorded Ramage's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ramage families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ramage surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ramage ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Schoolmaster and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ramage. 12% of Ramage men worked as a Schoolmaster and 77% of Ramage women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ramage were Press Photographer and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • Schoolmaster
    12%
  • Pharmacist
    12%
  • Incapacitated
    12%
  • Press Photographer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Ramage. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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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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