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Reynold Family History

Reynold Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Reinald Reynaud (ancient Germanic Raginald from ragin ‘counsel decision’ + wald ‘rule ruler’) first introduced to England by Scandinavian settlers in the Old Norse form Rǫgnvaldr (see Ronald ) and greatly reinforced after the Conquest by the Norman forms Reinald and Reynaud which often appear Latinized as Reginaldus. The surname was later much confused with Raynor and Renard . The surname is occasionally also borne by Jews in which case it presumably represents an Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Reynard, Reinhold, Rembold, Heinold, Reinbold, Arnold, Renouf

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Where is the Reynold family from?

You can see how Reynold families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reynold family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reynold families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 153 Reynold families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Reynold's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Reynold families in 1911.
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What did your Reynold ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Reynold. 58% of Reynold men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Reynold women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reynold were Manager and Nurse. .

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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
    58%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Retired
    10%
  • Manager
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
    50%
  • Nurse
    50%
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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Reynold. For the veterans among your Reynold ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reynold lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Reynold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Reynold in 1962 was 50, and 65 in 2004.

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