Re: Guatemalan Ramos in Chicago
This information was previously posted on this board in 2001. I just found it today myself.
Sephardic (Jewish) Origins of the name Ramos
Posted by: Arturo Ramos Date: September 16, 2001 at 22:49:53
The name Ramos has been identified by many sources as a name of Sephardic Jews coverted to Christianity around the time of the Inquisition in Spain. Some of the sources that record this are:
-The civil records of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
-The records of Bevis Marks, The Spanish and Portuguese Congregation of London.
-The burial register of Bethahaim Velho Cemetery, Published by the Jewish Historical Society of England.
-Reports the names of people who appeared before the inquisition in the New Spain.
-Reports the names of people who appeared before the inquisition in El Peru.
-The book, "Crisis and Creativity in the Sephardic World: 1391-1648", by Gampel. This book lists Sephardic movers and shakers during the period.
-The book, "The Jews of Jamaica", by Richard D. Barnett and Philip Wright. This book contains tombstone inscriptions and dates of death from 1663-1880. Only names that appeared Sephardic are included here.
-The book, "Judios Conversos" (Jewish Converts) by Mario Javier Saban. Los antepasados Judios de las familias Argentinas. This work contains many Sephardic names and family trees within its 3 volumes. Many of the individuals listed appeared before the inquistion and were secret Jews. Some later converted and intermarried. The description "Jew "and "Portuguese" appear to be used interchangeably. Only those names that were identified as Sephardic Jews or descendant from Sephardic Jews or in some cases, new Christians that married into Sephardic families are listed here. It is possible that some Sephardic names not well identified are not listed. If you have Sephardic/Portuguese family roots in early Argentina, research these volumes. Many of the names listed here represent the famous names of Jewish/Sephardic Argentina. Wonderful family trees, well detailed, are provided in the three volumes.
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