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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


Similar surnames: Rumsey, Ramsden, Ramser, Ramsay, Rampey, Kimsey, Massey, Romney

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Ramsey Family Origin

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Ramsey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, the most common Ramsey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Ramsey's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ramsey. A less common occupation for the Ramsey family was Farming.

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Ramsey Life Expectancy

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Famous Ramsey Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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