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Reynard Family History

Reynard Name Meaning
English and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ragin ‘counsel’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’, which was introduced into England by the Normans in the form Re(i)nard. This was the name borne by the cunning fox in the popular medieval cycle of beast tales, with the result that from the 13th century it began to replace the previous Old French word for the animal. Some French examples may be nicknames for crafty individuals, referring to the fox’s reputation for cunning.

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

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Name Distribution of Reynard Families

  • Number of Reynard families
     18 - 34
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Reynard families
     178 - 354
     60 - 177
     1 - 59
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Reynard families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Reynard Family Origin

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Reynard Family Occupations

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