The noble Polish family Ramel.


The noble Polish family Ramel.


Ramel also Rahmel earlier Romele is the name of an old  Pomeranian  noble family  . Today the family lives in the  baron class  in  Sweden  .           


The history of research does not provide a uniform picture of the origins of the family. Research has not yet been able to provide evidence of the previously frequently postulated descent from a  Brunswick  family of the same name , which also flourished in  Mecklenburg  between 1190 and 1378 . The assertion made that the Ramel came to Pomerania from the  Margraviate of Brandenburg  cannot be supported either .        


In any case, the Ramel are counted among the oldest and later also among the castle-sitting and thus most respected families of Pomerania.

The Ramel and Gerborg, the widow of Herbert Romele zu Lassan, were first mentioned in a document in 1256 when she exchanged their village of  Banzin  on  Usedom  for the  Grobe monastery  for the now-  disappeared  village of Rauene near  Lassan  .          

Both the presumed son Johannes von Ramel († after 1303) was  Lord  of Lassan,  Alt Schlage  and  Persanzig  . The family came to  Western Pomerania  with him . He was married to Miroslawa, the widow of  Casimir  , castellan of  Kolberg  from the house of the  Swantiborids  , which underlines the high reputation of the early Ramel. Two daughters and four sons are known from the next generation, with the two sons Arndt († after 1336) and Egberdt († after 1313) continuing the  family line  and becoming the founders of the two main lines Alt Schlage-  Wusterwitz  and  Nemitz  -  Weitenhagen  . Both lines were subdivided several times in the period that followed.                 

The Wusterwitz line was also able to take over the office of  hereditary marshal  in  the Cammin monastery  . When they lost this office during the secularization, in 1657 they were given the office of  hereditary kitchen master  of Western Pomerania by  Elector Friedrich Wilhelm  , which they held until 1773. The last male member of the family in Pomerania was the District Administrator  Caspar Friedrich von Ramel  (* 1727, † 1795).          

In 1584, the Danish  nobility naturalization  for  Henrik Ramel  from the Wusterwitz line, whose descendants, the brothers Ove and Hans Ramel, received the Swedish nobility naturalization in 1664. In 1770 the Ramel were raised to the status of Swedish  barons  . Only this line has survived to the present day and has been based  at Övedskloster Castle  since 1753 .         


The divided  coat of arms  shows a hexagonal gold star in red above, and below it is interwoven with blue and silver. On the  helmet  with blue, red and gold  covers,  nine tendrils each of three (blue, red, gold) intertwined.  Kneschke  goes into detail on deviations in  tinging  and the  gem  with reference to  Meding  and  Bagmihl  .                 




  1.   Pomeranian Document Book  2, p. 37 
  2.  Ramel . In:  Carl Frederik Bricka  (Ed.):  Dansk biografisk Lexikon.  Tillige omfattende Norge for Tidsrummet 1537–1814.  1st edition. Volume 13: Pelli – Reravius. Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag, Copenhagen 1899, pp. 373-377 (Danish,  ).            
  3. ^  Leopold von Ledebur  :  Adelslexikon der Prussischen Monarchy  . Volume 2, Berlin 1856,  pp. 253-254  ; Volume 3, 1858  p. 328      
  4. ^  Heinrich von Hagemeister  : Materials for a history of the country estates of Livonia. Riga 1836/1837,  p. 186  ,  p. 233      
  5. ↑  Adelslexikon  Volume XI, 2000, SS 160  
  6. ↑  Ernst Heinrich Kneschke  : The coats of arms of the German baronial and noble families. Volume 3, Leipzig 1856,  pp. 373-376     


Ramel coat of arms (vol. 8 p. 90)

Ramel's coat of arms . It should be a red wall with three pinnacles, above it a silver star in a golden field, on the helmet and crown: four peacock feathers or other black and white checkered ones. The Ramel family in Pomorskie is proud of this coat of arms. One of them was Henryk Ramel, King Dulski's Chancellor. Otto Ramel with Jan Fryderyk, the Pomeranian Duke, chancellor for 18 years and in 1610 the course of his mortal life ended. Jerzy Protonotarius the Pomeranian Prince 1482. In the Brunświcki Duchy of Ramel, a nobleman tied his horse to a branch under the mountain on a tree, which, when he hit the ground once or twice with his hoof, dug a lead line over it A lead mountain was then dug out of which lead is very strong: as a souvenir. this mountain is called Ramel. 319. de family. Prussia. N. stood behind Weiher, the mother of Colonel Ernst.           

Hondorf, coat of arms of Nabram (vol. 4 p. 367-374)