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Randall Family History

Randall Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Randel, a diminutive of Rand with the Anglo-Norman French hypocoristic suffix -el.

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

Similar surnames: Rundell, Sandall, Landoll, Rendall, Randell, Sandell, Randel, Tindall

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Where is the Randall family from?

You can see how Randall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Randall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Randall families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 397 Randall families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Randall's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Randall families in 1911.
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What did your Randall ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Randall. 35% of Randall men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Randall women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Randall were Salesman and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 498,000 census records available for the last name Randall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Randall census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 75,000 immigration records available for the last name Randall. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 72,000 military records available for the last name Randall. For the veterans among your Randall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Randall lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Randall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Randall in 1944 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

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