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Ransom Family History

Ransom Name Meaning
English (chiefly East Anglia): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Rand(e) (see Rand 1).

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

676,499 Historical Documents with Ransom on Ancestry.com
126,032 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
19,465 Military Records
7,022 Immigration Records
103,022 Census and Voter Lists
420,958 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ransom Families

  • Number of Ransom families
     87 - 171
     30 - 86
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ransom families
     159 - 315
     54 - 158
     1 - 53
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ransom families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Ransom census records

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Ransom Family Origin

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Ransom Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Ransom

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Ransom Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ransom census records

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Ransom Civil War Service Records

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