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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Ramsdin 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.

Ramsdin Early Origins



The surname Ramsdin 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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Ramsdin Spelling Variations


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Ramsdin 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 Ramsdin 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 Ramsdin include: Ramsden, Ramsdon and others.

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Ramsdin Early History


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Ramsdin Early History



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

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Ramsdin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ramsdin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Ramsdin In Ireland


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Ramsdin In Ireland



Some of the Ramsdin 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 Ramsdin 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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