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Ramsdell Family History

Ramsdell Name Meaning
English: habitational name, possibly from Ramsdell in Hampshire, but more likely from Ramsdale, a place in North Yorkshire, named from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ (or possibly the genitive case of the byname Ram(m) ‘ram’) + dæl ‘valley’, or from Ramsdale Farm in Arnold, Nottinghamshire. Compare Ransdell.

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

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37,660 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,417 Military Records
1,496 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Ramsdell Families

  • Number of Ramsdell families
     105 - 207
     36 - 104
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ramsdell families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ramsdell families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ramsdell Family Origin

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Ramsdell Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ramsdell

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Ramsdell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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