Ramsay Family History

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Ramsay Name Meaning

Scottish: variant (the usual spelling in Scotland) of Ramsey.

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


Similar surnames: Ramsey, Rasar, Rans, Casady, Massey, Ramig, Rampey, Rasey, Ramshaw

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Ramsay Family Origin

Where is the Ramsay family from?

Ramsay Family Occupations

What did your Ramsay ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ramsay family was Blacksmith. The most common Ramsay occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Ramsay's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ramsay.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Going To School

    9%
  • Servant

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Ramsay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ramsay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ramsay 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 Ramsay. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Ramsay. For the veterans among your Ramsay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ramsay Life Expectancy

What is the average Ramsay lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ramsay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ramsay in 1942 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ramsay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ramsay 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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