Ramsey Family Crest The Scottish surname Ramsey, also found in England is an habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), so called from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ + eg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’. Simundus de Ramesie, the first of the name in Scotland, was a Norman baron from Huntingdonshire, England, who was granted lands in Midlothian by David, Earl of Huntingdon, and brother of Alexander 1 of Scotland, circa 1140. Another, Neis de Ramsey, physician to King Alexander 11, was granted lands near Banff in 1232.

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