Origin of the Name Ramirez
The ancient history of the name Ramirez
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Ramirez
include Ramires, Remirez, Reymers, Reymeres, Remer and Remers, among others. This old Spanish name is usually of Germanic origin, taken from the word 'Raginmari' meaning 'wise famous'. The fifth century invasion of Iberia by the Visigoths introduced a lot of Germanic names to Spain . Over the centuries names were changed according to how they sounded and were pronounced with the same name often being both spelled and pronounced differently in neighboring towns and cities. A very early record of the name in Germany refers to a Johann Reimers in the year 1293, who was recorded in the Charters of the city of Bremen. An early bearer of the name in Spain was Sancho Ramirez (1043-1105) who was the Count of Ribagorza. From Spain the name spread to the rest of Europe and from there to America, Canada, Australia and the new world beyond.
The Ramirez coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Ramirez descendants.