Last name: RAND

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RAND : This last name is indexed 72,722 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

RAND : 1: English: from the Middle English personal name Rand a pet form of Randolf. Compare Randolph Randall Randy and see also Rance.2: English: habitational name from Rand (Lincolnshire) Rand Grange (North Yorkshire) or Raunds (Northamptonshire) all of which derive from Old English rand ‘edge border rim’.3: German: from a short form of any of various ancient Germanic compound personal names formed with rand ‘rim (of a shield)’. Compare 1 above.4: German: topographic name from Middle High German Middle Low German rand rant ‘edge rim’.

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