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Ramsden Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from any of various places so called from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ (or possibly the genitive case of the Old English byname Ram(m) ‘ram’) + denu ‘valley’. There are villages so named in Essex, Kent, Oxfordshire, and Warwickshire, but the surname is most common in Yorkshire, where there are several minor places so named, Ramsden in the parish of Kirkburton being a well-recorded instance.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ramsdell, Amsden, Marsden, Ramsey, Lumsden, Gadsden, Camden, Ramson

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Ramsden Family Origin

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Ramsden Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    10%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Woollen Weaver

    1%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ramsden. A less common occupation for the Ramsden family was Woollen Weaver. The most common Ramsden occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 10% of Ramsden's were Coal Miners.

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