English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Ramsey

Historical Forms

  • Rameseiam 1086 DB
  • Rameseye 1234–58 FF 1248–55 Ass 1303 FA
  • Rammesye 1223 FF
  • Rampsey Hall 1412 FA


'Hræfn 's eg' or 'raven's eg,' or perhaps 'wild garlic eg,' from OE  hramsa . Cf. Ramsey (Hu) as explained in PN Wo xl.