Range Family History
Range Name Meaning
German: nickname for a ragamuffin, from Middle High German range ‘naughty boy’, ‘urchin’. German: variant of Rang 3. French: from Old French renge ‘belt worn for battle’, with a wider sense in Middle French of ‘rein’, ‘strap’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such articles.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press