Ramstein History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Ramstein first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their 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 Ramstein family
The surname Ramstein 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 Ramstein family
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Ramstein Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Ramstein has appeared include Ramsden, Ramsdon and others.
Early Notables of the Ramstein family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ramstein family to Ireland
Some of the Ramstein family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ramstein migration to the United States +
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Ramstein arrived in North America very early:
Ramstein Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jacob Ramstein, who arrived in America in 1740 
- Bernhard Ramstein, who landed in America in 1749 
Ramstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- A Ramstein, aged 39, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 
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- ^ 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)