English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Ramsey Island

Early-attested site in the Parish of Steeple

Historical Forms

  • Ramingeseye c.1210 Bodl
  • Ram(m)yng(e)smersh(e) 1483 IpmR 1485 Pat
  • the yllande callede Ramsey t.Hy8 Survey


Ramsey Island (partly in St Lawrence), Ramsey Marsh is Ramingeseye c. 1210 Bodl, Ram (m )yng (e )smersh (e )1483 IpmR, 1485 Pat, the yllande callede Ramsey t. Hy 8Survey . 'Island and marsh of Hræfning ,' a derivative of OE  Hræfn . v. eg .

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement