The present generation of the Ramsdynd family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from 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 Ramsdynd family
The surname Ramsdynd 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.
Early History of the Ramsdynd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ramsdynd 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 Ramsdynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ramsdynd Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Ramsdynd include Ramsden, Ramsdon and others.
Early Notables of the Ramsdynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ramsdynd family to Ireland
Some of the Ramsdynd 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.
Migration of the Ramsdynd family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Ramsdynd were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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..