Last name origin & meaning:
Scottish: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire (now
part of Cambridgeshire), so called from Old English hramsa
‘wild garlic’ + ēg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’. There are
other places in England called Ramsey, but the one in
Huntingdonshire is almost certainly the source of the surname. The
usual spelling of the surname in Scotland is Ramsay.
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