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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ransome

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Alt. Meaning

R is for respect, earned through your actions

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

N is for noteworthy, just like your achievements

S is for self respect, a solid score here.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

Notable Persons Named Ransome

Ransome Judson Williams was a Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Marion County, 75th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, and Member of theSouth Carolina House of RepresentativesfromMarion County. Ransome was born on January 4th, 1892 in Cope, South Carolina. He left this life on January 7th, 1970.


Ransome was born in 1836 in San Francisco, California. He left this life on April 15th, 1899.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ransome

Arthur Ransome was a writer. Arthur was given the name Arthur Michell Ransome on January 18th, 1884 in Leeds, England. He died on June 3rd, 1967.


Prunella Ransome was an actress. Her career lasted from 1959 to 1999. Prunella was given the name Prunella Jane Ransome on January 18th, 1943 in Croydon, Surrey, England, UK. She left this life on March 4th, 2002.


Frederick was born in 1818. He died in 1893.


James was born in 1806. He left this life on August 29th, 1875.


Chris Ransome is a sports team member for the Crowborough Athletic F.C.


Lloyd Ransome is a sports team member for the Hednesford Town F.C.


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Popularity of Ransome as a last name

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Common last names for Ransome

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Common first names for Ransome

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ransome U.S.
  White 32.85% 64.26%
  African American 61.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.69% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ransome

People with the last name Ransome are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Ransome

  • How Popular is the name Ransome? Ransome is the 30,747th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ransome was the 17,005th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ransome have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 151 babies born with the first name Ransome in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ransome to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ransome? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ransome first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ransome is Friday, September 11th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Ransome born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ransome was in 1934 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ransome: Your name in reverse order is Emosnar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Neasrmo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ransome? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,671 people with the last name Ransome.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ransome? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ransome as their last name since less than 1 person in 175k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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