Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the village of Ramsden found in various locations in England including the counties of Essex, Oxford, Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire. This local name was originally derived from the Old English word ramden which refers to those individuals who lived in the small glen.
Early Origins of the Ramsdale family
Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Ramsdale family
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Ramsdale Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Ramsdale has been recorded under many different variations, including Ramsden, Ramsdon and others.
Early Notables of the Ramsdale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ramsdale family to Ireland
Some of the Ramsdale family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ramsdale family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ramsdale or a variant listed above:
Ramsdale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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