A habitational surname from the town in Huntingdonshire.
A male given name transferred from the surname.
Origin of ramsey
From Old English hramsa (“wild garlic”) + īeġ (“island”).
RAMSEY, a market-town in the Northern or Ramsey parliamentary division of Huntingdonshire, England, on the south-western border of the Fen country, on branch lines of the Great Northern and the Great Eastern railways, 13 m.
So no go on the 'grassy knoll' or Jon Benet Ramsey?
granted it to Sir John Ramsey, whose brother and heir, Sir George Ramsey, sold it in 1633 to thirteen inhabitants of the town on behalf of all the tenants of the manor.
Ramsey & Foote, 1883, 48 L.T.
This situation did not last long, however, for on the 3rd of March 1849 the bill organizing the territory of Minnesota was passed, and on the 19th President Zachary Taylor appointed Alexander Ramsey of Pennsylvania the first territorial governor.