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

The earliest known origin of the name Ramirez is from Spain.
The name is derived from the Spanish word "ramirez" which means "oaken staff".
The name was first used as a given name by the Visigoths, who were a Germanic people who occupied Spain from the 5th to the 8th century.
The name was later used by the Moors, who were Arabs who conquered Spain in the 8th century.
The name is also found in Portugal and Italy.

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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.