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Randolph Family History

Randolph Name Meaning
English and German: classicized spelling of Randolf, a Germanic personal name composed of the elements rand ‘rim’ (of a shield), ‘shield’ + wolf ‘wolf’. This was introduced into England by Scandinavian settlers in the Old Norse form Rannúlfr, and was reinforced after the Norman Conquest by the Norman form Randolf.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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213,625 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
44,323 Military Records
8,756 Immigration Records
161,103 Census and Voter Lists
1,563,009 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Randolph Families

  • Number of Randolph families
     239 - 476
     80 - 238
     1 - 79
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Randolph families
     37 - 71
     13 - 36
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Randolph last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Randolph Family Origin

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Randolph Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Randolph

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Randolph Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Randolph census records

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Randolph Civil War Service Records

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