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Ramsden Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from any of various places so called from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ (or possibly the genitive case of the Old English byname Ram(m) ‘ram’) + denu ‘valley’. There are villages so named in Essex, Kent, Oxfordshire, and Warwickshire, but the surname is most common in Yorkshire, where there are several minor places so named, Ramsden in the parish of Kirkburton being a well-recorded instance.

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


Similar surnames: Ramsdell, Amsden, Marsden, Ramsey, Lumsden, Gadsden, Camden, Ramson

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Ramsden Family Origin

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Ramsden Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Ramsden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Ramsden's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ramsden. A less common occupation for the Ramsden family was Works In Woolen Mill.

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Miner

    6%
  • Works In Woolen Mill

    6%

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Ramsden Historical Records

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Ramsden Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, Ramsden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Ramsden in 1950 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

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