Ramsay Tartan & Clan

The Ramsays are an ancient family of Anglo-Norman origin. The name was first recorded in Scotland by Simon de Ramsay, who travelled north with the Earl of Huntingdon in 1124. He was granted lands in Lothian and was the ancestor of the Ramsays of Dalhousie.

Clan Ramsay Crest & Motto

Ramsay

"Ora Et Labora"

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OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE Ramsay TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE Ramsay NAME MEAN?
Ramsay derives from the Old English words "hramsa" and "eg," which mean "wild garlic" and "island." The original Ramsay’s came from an island where wild garlic was grown.

WHERE DOES THE Ramsay CLAN HAIL FROM?
Simundus de Ramesia was the first of the name to appear on record in Scotland. Originally from Huntingdonshire in England, he received lands in Lothian from David I and in 1140 witnessed a charter to the monks at Holyrood. He was founder of the main line and the first Ramsay to acquire land at Dalwolsey.

The current clan chieftain is James Hubert Ramsay, 17th Earl of Dalhousie