Last name: RANDOLPH

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RANDOLPH : This last name is indexed 158,233 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

RANDOLPH : English and German: from Randolf an ancient Germanic personal name composed of the elements rand ‘rim (of a shield) shield’ + wolf ‘wolf’. This was introduced into England by the Normans in Old French forms of two different ancient Germanic personal names which became confused with each other: Randulf (from rand ‘(shield-)edge’ + wulf ‘wolf’) and Rannulf (from hraf(a)n ‘raven’ + wulf ‘wolf’).

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