Randolph Family History
Randolph Name Meaning
English and German: from Randolf an ancient Germanic personal name composed of the elements rand ‘rim (of a shield) shield’ + wolf ‘wolf’. This was introduced into England by the Normans in Old French forms of two different ancient Germanic personal names which became confused with each other: Randulf (from rand ‘(shield-)edge’ + wulf ‘wolf’) and Rannulf (from hraf(a)n ‘raven’ + wulf ‘wolf’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press