Ramsden Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Ramsden Name Meaning: Locational from any of the number of places with this name,derives from old English 'hramsa',meaning 'wild garlic'.

Genitive old English byname ram(m) meaning 'ram' + denu meaning 'valley'.Perhaps someone who held rams within their settlement.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Ramsden Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Ramsden family

Profession Census Frequency
Coal Miner 74
Independent 64
Female Servant 54
Worsted Weaver 43
Labourer 36
Agricultural Labourer 34
Weaver 33
Cotton Weaver 32
Farmer 26
Collier 22
Wool Comber 20
Male Servant 14
Clothier 14
Fancy Weaver 14
Dress Maker 13
Stone Mason 12
Cloth Dresser 12
Mechanic 11
Miner 10
Ag Lab 10
Butcher 9
Shoe Maker 9
Fustian Cutter 8
Wool Sorter 8
Woollen Piecer 8

Ramsden Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Ramsden 100% 38,269
2 Ramsdon 86% 469
3 Armsden 71% 337
4 Armsdon 57% 146
5 Ramsdin 86% 125

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The surname Ramsden is the most popular version of all its varients

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