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Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. RAM-zee(English)
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Meaning & History

Means "garlic island", derived from Old English hramsa "garlic" and eg "island". The surname was brought to Scotland by the Norman baron Simundus de Ramsay.

Related Names

VariantRamsay(Scottish)
Given Name DescendantRamsey(English)

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