Ramírez (surname)

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Ramírez
Armas de Ramírez.gif
Coat of arms of one Ramirez family
PronunciationSpanish: [raˈmiɾeθ]
in Latin America: [raˈmiɾes]
Language(s)Spanish
Origin
Meaning"son of Ramiro"
Region of originCastile

Ramírez is a patronymic Spanish surname meaning "son of Ramiro". Its correct spelling in Spanish is with an acute accent on the i, which is often omitted in English writing. It is the 28th most common surname in Spain. It is also the 42nd most common surname in the U.S. and the 9th most common in Mexico.

Geographical distribution[edit]

As of 2014, 40.1% of all known bearers of the surname Ramírez were residents of Mexico (frequency 1:62), 10.2% of Colombia (1:95), 8.3% of the United States (1:874), 5.4% of Venezuela (1:112), 5.3% of Guatemala (1:61), 4.3% of Peru (1:149), 3.6% of Argentina (1:239), 2.8% of Spain (1:336), 2.7% of the Philippines (1:768), 2.6% of the Dominican Republic (1:79), 2.1% of Chile (1:169), 2.0% of El Salvador (1:65), 1.9% of Cuba (1:123), 1.7% of Honduras (1:105), 1.7% of Paraguay (1:88), 1.3% of Costa Rica (1:72) and 1.2% of Ecuador (1:273).

In Spain, the frequency of the surname was higher than average (1:336) in the following regions:

In Guatemala, the frequency of the surname was higher than average (1:61) in the following departments:

In Mexico, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average (1:62) in the following states:[1]

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