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Origin and popularity of the name RENARD


Renard : 1: French and Walloon: from the ancient Germanic personal name Raginhard composed of the elements ragin ‘counsel’ and hard ‘hard strong’. Compare Raynard and Reynard.2: English (Yorkshire): from the Old French personal name Reinart Renart of ancient Germanic origin (see above). The surname was later much confused with Raynor and Reynold.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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