Ranson Family History
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Ranson Name Meaning
English (chiefly East Anglia): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Rand(e) (see Rand 1). French: variant of Renson, a reduced form of Rennesson, a pet form (with the double diminutive suffix -esson) of a personal name derived from the Germanic name Ragino or a compound name with the first element ragin- ‘counsel’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press