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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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You can see how Ramm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ramm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ramm families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 5 Ramm families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 50% of all the recorded Ramm's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Ramm families in 1911.
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What did your Ramm ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Ramm. 73% of Ramm men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    73%
  • Student
    28%
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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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