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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.

Ramsdell Early Origins



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.

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Ramsdell Spelling Variations


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Ramsdell Spelling Variations



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.

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Ramsdell Early History


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Ramsdell Early History



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.

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Ramsdell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ramsdell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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.

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Ramsdell In Ireland


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Ramsdell In Ireland



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.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Ramsdell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • T Ramsdell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • B H Ramsdell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1872 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ramsdell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ramsdell (post 1700)



  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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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.

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