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The RAM surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,766 10629 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 27 65575 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +2739 +54946 +0.001 +9
Other Countries
Australia 402 3932 0.002 25
United Kingdom 1,879 3121 0.004 41

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Classification and Origin of RAM

Region of origin: Asia

Country of origin: India

Language of origin: Punjabi

Religious origin: Sikh

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the RAM surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of RAM in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 473 17.1
Mixed Race 460 16.63
White (Hispanic) 219 7.92
Black/African American 100 3.62
Native American/Alaskan 19 0.69
Asian/Pacific 1,495 54.05

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the RAM surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of RAM in historical publications

RAM. 1. From the animal, like Bull, Hart, &c. 2. j\Ir. Ferguson derives it from O.-High Germ., ram, 0.- Norse, ramr, strong, vigorous, wliicli enters into the compounds Bertram, Ingram, &c. H.R. Le Ram.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to RAM

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as RAM.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for RAM

The following words are slight variants of RAM that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.