Ramshaw Family History

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Ramshaw Name Meaning

English (Northumberland and Durham): either a variant of Renshaw or of Ravenshaw, a habitational name from Ravenshaw in Warwickshire, or a topographic name for someone who lived by the ‘raven wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Ranshaw, Shaw, Bagshaw, Grimshaw, Ramstad, Renshaw, Upshaw, Redshaw

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Ramshaw Family Origin

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Ramshaw Family Occupations

What did your Ramshaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ramshaw family was Glove-Maker. Student, Farmer and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ramshaw. The most common Ramshaw occupation in Canada was Student. 30% of Ramshaw's were Students.

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  • Student

    30%
  • Farmer

    22%
  • Dressmaker

    9%
  • Glove-Maker

    9%

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

Ramshaw Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ramshaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Ramshaw lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ramshaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ramshaw in 1962 was 69, and 95 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ramshaw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ramshaw 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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