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Where did the French Ranger family come from? What is the French Ranger family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ranger family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ranger family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Range, Ranger, Rangier, Rangeon, Rangot, Ranjon, Rangeard and many more.

First found in Champagne, where the family was established in Rangecourt, a village in the department of Haute-Marne, in the district of Chaumont.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ranger research. Another 176 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1035, 1110, 1692, and 1726 are included under the topic Early Ranger History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Ranger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ranger Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Thomas Ranger, who came to Barbados in 1656
  • Philip Ranger, who arrived in Barbados in 1664
  • Edmund Ranger, who landed in Massachusetts in 1671
  • Edmund Ranger, who came to Massachusetts in 1671
  • James Ranger, who arrived in Virginia in 1688

Ranger Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Thomison Ranger, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Job Ranger, a bonded emigrant who settled in Virginia in 1744
  • Isabella Ranger, who was deported to America in 1766
  • Luke Ranger, who came to Maryland in 1768

Ranger Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • John Ranger, aged 16, arrived in Key West, Fla in 1844
  • Joh Garb Rudolph ranger, who landed in America in 1845

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  • Richard Howland Ranger (1899-1962), American electrical engineer and inventor, who an Oscar in 1956 for his work in the synchronization of film and sound
  • Jean-Louis Ranger, French paymaster, Bussière-Poitevine
  • Louis D Ranger, Canadian Professor of Music at the University of Victoria, Canada
  • Andrew Ranger (b. 1986), Canadian racing driver driving in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
  • Nilos "Nile" Ranger (b. 1991), English footballer
  • Rene Ranger (b. 1986), rugby union player from New Zealand
  • Paul Ranger (b. 1984), Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman
  • Mr. Thomas G. Ranger, aged 29, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 1


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  1. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  7. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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The Ranger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ranger Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 19 February 2014 at 09:41.

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