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Origins of the Ramsey surname

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About the Ramseys

We have a total number of 43923 records for people with the last name Ramsey.

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Where do most Ramseys live?

In 1921, most Ramseys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Ramseys

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 31,300 records for the Ramsey surname. The oldest one dates back to 1194.

Who were Ramseys most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Ramsey first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Ramsey family members

Common jobs for Ramseys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Ramseys in 1921


Domestic Servant


Living On Own Means




General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Ramseys in 1921
Farm Hands


Coal Miner


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


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