Ramsdell Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Ramsden, Ramsell, Ransdell, Blaisdell, Rishell, Haswell, Caswell

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Ramsdell Family Origin

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Ramsdell Family Occupations

What did your Ramsdell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ramsdell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Ramsdell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ramsdell family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ramsdell.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ramsdell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ramsdell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ramsdell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ramsdell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Ramsdell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ramsdell. For the veterans among your Ramsdell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ramsdell Life Expectancy

What is the average Ramsdell lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Ramsdell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Ramsdell in 1943 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ramsdell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ramsdell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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