Skip to content
  • Start your family tree

Origins of the Ramsey surname

A collage of historical images including two family portraits and a postcard of people boarding a ship

About the Ramseys

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

Find out more about your family in our records

or try an advanced search

I’ve managed to trace back to the mid-1500s! I can’t believe it! Utterly engrossing and I have uncovered some quite moving and heartbreaking stories attached to various ancestors. You don’t need any qualifications to start - just time patience, and some information.

SS
Stuart
TrustPilot review
1 of 3

Start your family tree

Trace your family back in time. Make new discoveries and see what other Findmypast family historians in our genealogy community have discovered about the Ramseys.

Sign up to get started

Delve deeper into the Ramsey family's history

Where do most Ramseys live?

In 1921, most Ramseys lived in London.


Census records trace your ancestors through each generation, so you can follow where your relatives lived through each decade.

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?

Smiths

&

Johnsons

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Ramseys.

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
Dressmaker

155

Domestic Servant

72

Living On Own Means

72

Laundress

71

General Servant Domestic

66

Common Male occupations for Ramseys in 1921
Farm Hands

213

Coal Miner

164

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

161

Agricultural Labourer

115

General Labourer

110

An image of a census transcript and a picture of a dairy farmer holding two milk jugs

Census records provide incredible detail on names, ages, marital statuses, occupations and more.

We found over 120,000 family trees with the Ramsey surname

Trace your family back in time and see what other Findmypast family historians in our genealogy community have discovered about the Ramseys.

Search for a relative in our family trees

Share your discoveries

Start your family history journey

Start free trial

Start free trial