Last name: RAINBOW

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RAINBOW : This last name is indexed 17,776 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

RAINBOW : 1: English (of Norman origin): altered form of the Old French personal name Rainbaut Raimbaut Raimbault Rambaut (ancient Germanic Raginbald Rainbald Reinbald from ragin ‘counsel decision’ + bald ‘brave’). The form of the name has since been affected by folk etymological association with the vocabulary word rainbow. Compare Raybould and Rambert.2: Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Regenbogen.

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