The Ramsay Family
In Finland there are two families the Noble No 17 and the Barons No 40.
The coat of arms are on the sides here.
|Our family came to Finland (in that
time a part of Sweden) in 1577. The first Ramsay,Joan, belonged to the
Dalhousie Ramsay Family in Scotland. First the Ramsays were officers
fighting for Sweden in the Baltic countries and at that time family
members were moving with the soldiers. As the Swedish King could not pay
the Ramsays in cash, they got land in Finland as compensation for fighting
There are two teories why the Ramsays have stayed in Finland for 427 years. The first is that summers in Finland are so nice that you do not want to go anywhere but the winters so hard that you have no means to go anywhere. The second teory is that the Ramsays wanted to live as far as possible from sackpipes!
Here you can see some of my ancestors;
|My father, Henrik 1904-1977||Grandpa, Wilhelm 1865-1928||Carl, August 1791-1855||August |
|Alexander, Wolter 1825-1891||
Anders, Erik 1645-1735
|Ramsay tartans red, blue and festive (Dalhousie) and Ramsay red (the one to the right). Click for bigger pictures.|
left the Dalhousie Castle from where all the Scandinavian Ramsays
Clan in USA (For Ramsay discussion area etc.)
Link to Ramsay in FINLAND (For famous Ramsays in Finland and Russia)
Link to Ramsay history
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© Mac Ramsay 17.04.2003