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Ramage Name Meaning

Scottish: nickname for a savage or unpredictable individual, from Middle English, Old French rammage ‘wild’ (applied to a bird of prey), Late Latin ramaticus, from ramus ‘branch’. Compare Savage. French: from a derivative of Old French ramu ‘branch’, with the sense ‘forest’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a forest. The term ramage also had a legal sense, denoting the right to cut branches within a manorial forest, and in some cases the surname may have arisen from a nickname for someone who had this feudal right.

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

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 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1911 there were 59 Ramage families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Ramage's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ramage families in 1911.
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What did your Ramage ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ramage. 53% of Ramage men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Ramage women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ramage were Printer and Clerk.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Printer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
  • Nurse
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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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 Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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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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