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Ramsey Family History

Ramsey Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), so called from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ + eg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’. There are other places in England called Ramsey, but the one in Huntingdonshire is almost certainly the source of the surname. The usual spelling of the surname in Scotland is Ramsay.

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

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Name Distribution of Ramsey Families

  • Number of Ramsey families
     373 - 743
     125 - 372
     1 - 124
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ramsey families
     324 - 645
     109 - 323
     1 - 108
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ramsey families
     31 - 59
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ramsey Family Origin

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Ramsey Immigration Information

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Ramsey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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