Randal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Randal family was in the German state of Bavaria. Randal is a local name for a person who lived in Bavaria, where they rose to prominence through their involvement in the social and cultural affairs of the area. The root form of this name is thought to be "Reindl" and "Reinl," which began as short forms for "Reinhard" or "Reinhold." There is a town called Rendel, in the Wetterau region of Hessen, to which the family may have lent its name, or from which the family name may come.

Early Origins of the Randal family

The surname Randal was first found in Bavaria, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. The root name for all variations is thought to be "Reindl" and "Reinl," which began as short forms for "Reinhard" or "Reinhold." Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Conrad Rendelere of Hessen, who lived around 1316.

Early History of the Randal family

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Randal Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Randal include Rendall, Raendel, Rendal, Randahl, Rendel, Rendell, Raendal, Raendall, Raendell, Rendahl, Rendele, Raendele, Randel, Randell, Randl, Randal, Rendl, Reindell, Reindel, Reindl, Reinl, Raindel, Rayndel, Raindl, Rendeler, Reindeler, Randeler, Raendeler, Rendelere, Reindelere, Randelere and many more.

Early Notables of the Randal family (pre 1700)

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Randal migration to the United States

Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Randal or a variant listed above:

Randal Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Randal, aged 21, who landed in Maryland in 1774 [1]
Randal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Randal, who arrived in America in 1806 [1]
  • Jacob Randal, who settled in New York City in 1821
  • Jacob Randal, aged 45, who landed in America in 1821 [1]

Randal migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Randal Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Peter Randal, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760

Randal migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Randal Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Randal, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 [2]

Randal migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Randal Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Randal, aged 29, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Annie Randal, aged 28, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Alice M. Randal, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Annie H. Randal, aged 5, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Katherine Randal, aged 3, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Randal (post 1700)

  • John Randal Bradburne MC (1921-1979), British lay member of the Order of St Francis, warden of the Mutemwa leper colony at Mutoko, killed by guerrillas
  • Mike Randal Colter (b. 1976), American actor
  • Sir William Randal Cremer (1838-1908), English pacifist
  • Randal Marlin (b. 1938), American-born, Canadian philosophy professor at Carleton University in Ottawa
  • Randal Keith Quarles (b. 1957), American economist, Vice Chair for Supervision of the Federal Reserve (2017-)
  • Randal Morgan, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State Senate, 1992, 1994, 1996 [3]
  • Major-General Randal Rumley (1811-1884), British Army officer, Commander-in-Chief, Scotland
  • Randal Sprecher, American founder of Sprecher Brewery, a brewery in Glendale, Wisconsin, Milwaukee's first craft brewery since Prohibition
  • Randal Hernandez, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2004 [4]
  • Randal Hume Keynes OBE, FLS (b. 1948), British conservationist, author and great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Baboo.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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