Ramm Family History

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Ramm Name Meaning

German and English: from Middle High German ram, Middle English ram(m) ‘ram’, ‘male sheep’, hence a nickname for a forceful or lusty individual (in the case of the English name, perhaps in part representing a continued use of an Old English byname). It may also occasionally have been a metonymic occupational name for a shepherd, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a ram. The German term also denotes a pile-driver or battering ram, and the surname may have arisen as an occupational name for someone who operated either of these. German: habitational name from either of two places named Ramm, in Westphalia and Mecklenburg. Jewish: variant spelling of Ram.

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

Similar surnames: Ram, Lamm, Rahm, Hamm, Camm, Kamm, Baum, Ramp, Cramm, Rake

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Ramm Family Origin

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Ramm Family Occupations

What did your Ramm ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ramm occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Ramm's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Ag Labourer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ramm. A less common occupation for the Ramm family was Blacksmith.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Ag Labourer

  • Tailor

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ramm ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ramm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Ramm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ramm census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ramm. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Ramm. For the veterans among your Ramm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ramm Life Expectancy

What is the average Ramm lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ramm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ramm in 1957 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ramm ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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