Ramsey Family History
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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