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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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In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ramsey. 23% of Ramsey men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Ramsey women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ramsey were Carpenter and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Labourer
    6%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Domestic
    6%
  • Farmer
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ramsey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 343,000 census records available for the last name Ramsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ramsey 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Ramsey. 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 71,000 military records available for the last name Ramsey. For the veterans among your Ramsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ramsey Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ramsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ramsey in 1941 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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