Randolph Family History

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Randolph Name Meaning

English and German: classicized spelling of Randolf, a Germanic personal name composed of the elements rand ‘rim’ (of a shield), ‘shield’ + wolf ‘wolf’. This was introduced into England by Scandinavian settlers in the Old Norse form Rannúlfr, and was reinforced after the Norman Conquest by the Norman form Randolf.

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


Similar surnames: Ralph, Randel, Landolfi, Ludolph, Gandolfo, Landolt, Pandolfo, Rudolf

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Randolph Family Origin

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Randolph Family Occupations

What did your Randolph ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Randolph family was Bookkeeper. Farmer, Merchant and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Randolph. The most common Randolph occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Randolph's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Merchant

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Bookkeeper

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Randolph ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Randolph Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Randolph. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Randolph census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Randolph. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Randolph. For the veterans among your Randolph ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Randolph Life Expectancy

What is the average Randolph lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Randolph life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Randolph in 1942 was 50, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Randolph ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Randolph Family

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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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