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Rama Surname Meaning

Portuguese Galician and Catalan: habitational name from any of the places called Rama in Portugal (Guimarães) and Spain (in A Coruña Galicia and in Girona Catalonia). Spanish Galician and Portuguese: topographic name from rama ‘branch’. Albanian: from Ramë (definite form Rama) a short form of the Muslim personal name Ramadan and its Albanian variant Ramazan. Italian: topographic name from rama ‘branch’ a dialect form of ramo. Finnish (Rämä): probably from an old vernacular form of the Latin personal name Remigius (see Remy compare Remes ) or possibly from the Karelian personal name Rema from the Russian Orthodox name Rem from Efrem (see Ephraim ). Alternatively a nickname from rämä ‘reckless loud-mouthed’. Recorded as a hereditary surname in southeastern Finland since the 16th century. Indian (southern states): from a personal name a variant of Ram . — Note: Since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames this name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

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


Similar surnames: Ram, Ramo, Sama, Rada, Rana, Rapa, Raba, Lama, Roma, Ramm

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You can see how Rama families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rama family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rama families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 11 Rama families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Rama's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Rama families in 1891.
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What did your Rama ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rama. 22% of Rama men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Rama women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rama were Waiter 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Waiter
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    43%
  • Housewife
    29%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Rama. For the veterans among your Rama ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rama lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Rama life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Rama in 1950 was 53, and 68 in 2004.

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