1. Parenting
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

RAMIREZ - Name Meaning & Origin


RAMIREZ Surname Meaning & Origin:

Ramirez is a patronymic name meaning "son of Ramon" (wise protector).

Ramirez is the 42nd most popular surname in the United States and the 10th most common surname in Mexico.

Surname Origin:

Alternate Surname Spellings:


Genealogy Resources for the Surname RAMIREZ:

100 Most Common U.S. Surnames & Their Meanings
Smith, Johnson, Williams, Jones, Brown... Are you one of the millions of Americans sporting one of these top 100 common last names from the 2000 census?

Ramirez Family Genealogy Forum
Search this popular genealogy forum for the Ramirez surname to find others who might be researching your ancestors, or post your own Ramirez query.

FamilySearch - RAMIREZ Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Ramirez surname and its variations.

RAMIREZ Surname & Family Mailing Lists
RootsWeb hosts several free mailing lists for researchers of the Ramirez surname.

Cousin Connect - RAMIREZ Genealogy Queries
Read or post genealogy queries for the surname Ramirez, and sign up for free notification when new Ramirez queries are added.

DistantCousin.com - RAMIREZ Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Ramirez.

-- Looking for the meaning of a given name? Check out First Name Meanings

-- Can't find your last name listed? Suggest a surname to be added to the Glossary of Surname Meanings & Origins.

Find a Surname:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

>> Back to Glossary of Surname Meanings & Origins

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.