HouseofNames.com

Continuing Research

Notables Added the last 12 months
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Ramsdell surname 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.

 More

The surname Ramsdell 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.

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Ramsdell are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Ramsdell include: Ramsden, Ramsdon and others.


 More

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ramsdell 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 Ramsdell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

 More

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

 More

Some of the Ramsdell 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.

 More

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Ramsdell or a variant listed above:

Ramsdell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Ramsdell, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1638

Ramsdell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • T Ramsdell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • B H Ramsdell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1872
  • Carl Ramsdell, aged 11, who settled in America, in 1893
  • Daniel Ramsdell, aged 14, who emigrated to America, in 1893
  • Edyth Ramsdell, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • ...

Ramsdell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alice Ramsdell, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Charlotte Ramsdell, aged 10, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Edward R. Ramsdell, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Bessie A. Ramsdell, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • Charles C. Ramsdell, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
 More

  • Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell (1865-1915), American landscape and poster artist
  • Heather Ramsdell, American poet and playwright
  • Jay Ramsdell (1964-1965), American Commissioner of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA)
  • George Allen Ramsdell (1834-1900), American lawyer, businessman, and Republican politician from Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Thomas Jefferson Ramsdell (1833-1917), American entrepreneur and politician, Michigan State Representative in 1861, eponym of The Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee, Michigan
  • James Willard Ramsdell (1916-1969), American Major League Baseball pitcher
 More

Most Popular Family Crest Products
 
Ramsdell Armorial History With Coat of ArmsRamsdell Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Ramsdell Coat of Arms & Surname History PackageRamsdell Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Ramsdell Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage SeriesRamsdell Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Ramsdell Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chainRamsdell Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Ramsdell Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee MugRamsdell Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Ramsdell Armorial History with FrameRamsdell Armorial History with Frame
Ramsdell Framed Surname History and Coat of ArmsRamsdell Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms

 More

 More

Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ramsdell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ramsdell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 December 2015 at 23:13.

    Sign Up

      

    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more