Rampley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rampley family

The surname Rampley was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Rampley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rampley research. Another 142 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1510, 1600, 1455, 1487, 1406, 1381, 1382, 1393, 1395, 1393, 1399, 1399, 1400, 1400, 1401, 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1406, 1406, 1458 and 1415 are included under the topic Early Rampley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rampley Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Rampley include Rempston, Rempson, Rempstone, Rempsen, Rempsan, Rempstan, Rempsun, Rampston, Rampson and many more.

Early Notables of the Rampley family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Rempston (Ramston) (died 1406), Constable of the Tower and an MP, Knight of the Shire for Nottinghamshire (1381), which he also represented in the parliaments of 1382, 1393, and 1395, served as Sheriff of Nottinghamshire (1393), made his way to France to join the earl (1399), one of the fifteen lances who embarked with Henry at Boulogne and landed at Ravenspur (1399), on a commission to inquire into treasons in London and the neighbourhood (1400), and shortly after appointed admiral of the fleet from the Thames eastwards, made a knight of the Garter...
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Migration of the Rampley family

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Rampley were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..


USS Arizona
  • Mr. John W. Rampley, American Gunner's Mate Third Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [1]


  1. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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