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RAMOS Surname Meaning & Origin:

The exact derivation of the Ramos surname is in dispute, depending upong the family's origin (Portuguese, Cuban, Mexican, Brazilian, etc.) Here are the most commonly accepted meanings:

1) Branches or offshoots, olive branch

2) palms or palm branches, from "Domingo dos Ramos," a Catholic feast day known as Sunday of the Palms or Palm Sunday.

Surname Origin:

Spanish, Portuguese

Alternate Surname Spellings:

RAMOSE, RAMOSE, RAMIS, RAMO, RAMON

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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.


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