Ranz Family History
Ranz Name Meaning
German: from the Germanic personal name Rando, a short form of various names formed with rand ‘(shield) rim’ as the first element, or from a Slavic name formed with ranu ‘early’. German: from Middle High German ranz ‘sow’ or ‘strife’, or Middle High German rans ‘paunch’, a nickname from any of these senses. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Rantz.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press