Ramirez Family Crest
Meaning of the colors on the Ramirez family crest
Argent (silver) - represents the Ramirez family's famous reputation for sincerity and peace since early times.
Or (Gold) symbolizes the historical generosity of this ancient family.
Gules (red) - represents martyrdom and historic military strength when called upon.
Meaning of the symbols on the Ramirez family crest
The oak tree - signifies a long lasting age of the family and enduring strength.
The Lion - represents ferociousness, bravery and valour, one of the most desirable family crest symbols.
The crosses - known on the Ramirez crest as a Saltire cross, has connections to St Andrew and the crucifixion of Christ's apostles. Likely a connection to the religious beliefs of early Ramirez family members.
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Origins of the Ramirez family name
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Summary of the Ramirez family and the Ramirez family crest
- The Ramirez name was first used in Spain in the Middle Ages.
- The first official recorded use of the name was much later in the year 1208.
- The name is derived from the Spanish word "ramirez", meaning "son of Ramiro".
- Ramiro was a popular Spanish given name during the Middle Ages.
- The early family was of noble lineage, and that they owned land and held titles in the regions of Andalusia and Extremadura.
- The Ramirez surname was first brought to the Americas by Spanish settlers in the 16th century.
- The name has been used in the Americas since the early 1600s.
- The early settlers in America first settled in New Mexico and eventually moved to California.
- The family name is most common in Hispanic and Latino populations in the United States.
- The surname is also common in Spain, Mexico, and other Spanish-speaking countries.
- The Ramirez name is associated with the Spanish noble family of the same name.
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