The lineage of the name Ramsten begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they 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 Ramsten family
The surname Ramsten 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 Ramsten family
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Ramsten Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Ramsten has undergone many spelling variations
, including Ramsden, Ramsdon and others.
Early Notables of the Ramsten family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ramsten family to Ireland
Some of the Ramsten 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 Ramsten family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Ramsten were among those contributors: 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..