Early Origins of the Ramskill family
The surname Ramskill was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1086 when Raunchil held estates in the West Riding.
Early History of the Ramskill family
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Ramskill Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Ramskill has been spelled many different ways, including Rankill, Ramsgill, Ramgill, Ramgell, Rankle, Ramkle and many more.
Early Notables of the Ramskill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ramskill family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Ramskills to arrive in North America: Sabastian Rankle, who was on record in New York in 1852.