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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Ramsdan come from when the family resided 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.

Ramsdan Early Origins



The surname Ramsdan was first found in 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.

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Ramsdan Early History


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Ramsdan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ramsdan research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1612, 1665, 1659, 1660, 1648, 1690, 1st and 1689 are included under the topic Early Ramsdan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ramsdan Spelling Variations


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Ramsdan Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, 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. Ramsdan has been recorded under many different variations, including Ramsden, Ramsdon and others.

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Ramsdan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ramsdan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ramsdan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ramsdan In Ireland


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Ramsdan In Ireland



Some of the Ramsdan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Ramsdan or a variant listed above: John Ramsden, who came to Virginia in 1642; Margaret Ramsden, who arrived in Barbados with her husband in 1665; and Mary Ramsden, her husband and four children, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1820..

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