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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

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

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Where is the Randolph family from?

You can see how Randolph families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Randolph family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Randolph families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 26 Randolph families living in Ontario. This was about 37% of all the recorded Randolph's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Randolph families in 1911.
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What did your Randolph ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Randolph. 34% of Randolph men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Bookkeeper
  • Porter
  • Student
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Census Records

There are 164,000 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 Lists

There are 10,000 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 Cards

There are 45,000 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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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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