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Ragsdale Family History

Ragsdale Name Meaning
Apparently an English habitational name from Ragdale in Leicestershire, which is probably named from Old English hraca ‘gully’, ‘narrow pass’ + dæl ‘valley’, ‘dale’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

483,288 Historical Documents with Ragsdale on Ancestry.com
66,540 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
11,885 Military Records
1,256 Immigration Records
43,210 Census and Voter Lists
360,397 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ragsdale Families

  • Number of Ragsdale families
     122 - 241
     41 - 121
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ragsdale families
     42 - 82
     15 - 41
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Ragsdale last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ragsdale Family Origin

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Ragsdale Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Ragsdale

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Ragsdale Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ragsdale census records

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Ragsdale Civil War Service Records

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