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Ramp Family History

Ramp Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: variant of Rampf, from Middle High German ramft, ranft ‘edge’, ‘wall’, ‘crust (of bread)’; applied as a topographic name for someone who lived at the limit or outer edge of some feature, for example a field, or possibly, in the sense ‘crust’, a nickname for a poor person.

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


Similar surnames: Kamp, Ramm, Rasp, Kramp, Rapp, Ram, Damp, Raak, Raap, Remp

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Where is the Ramp family from?

You can see how Ramp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ramp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ramp families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 27 Ramp families living in Ontario. This was about 61% of all the recorded Ramp's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ramp families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ramp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ramp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ramp. 18% of Ramp men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Ramp women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ramp were Truck Driver and Typist.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Typist
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Ramp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ramp 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 883 immigration records available for the last name Ramp. 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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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Ramp. For the veterans among your Ramp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ramp lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Ramp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ramp in 1955 was 61, and 81 in 2004.

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