Last name: RAMSEY

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All you have to know about the last name RAMSEY

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RAMSEY : This last name is indexed 139,812 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

RAMSEY : Scottish English and Irish (Antrim): habitational name from Ramsey (Huntingdonshire now part of Cambridgeshire) from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ + ēg ‘island low-lying land’. Alternatively the name may also arise from Ramsey (Essex) probably from the same etymology as the Huntingdonshire placename. However this is unlikely to be the source of the Scottish surname. This form of the surname is also common in Ireland where it is probably in most if not all cases an altered form of Scottish Ramsay.

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