Early Origins of the Fetzrandolff family
The surname Fetzrandolff was first found in Yorkshire
where one of the first records of the name was found at Middleham. "About the year 1190, a splendid castle was built here by Robert Fitz-Ranulph, in which, according to Stowe, Falconbridge, a partisan of Henry VI., was beheaded in 1471; though Speed says he was executed at Southampton. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Fetzrandolff family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fetzrandolff research.Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1632, 1703, 1684, 1621, 1678, 1650, 1711, 1698 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Fetzrandolff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fetzrandolff Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Fetzrandolff has been recorded under many different variations, including FitzRandolph, FitzRandolf, FetzRandolff, FitzRandulf, Randolph and many more.
Early Notables of the Fetzrandolff family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Edward Randolph (1632-1703), an English colonial administrator who suggested Charles II revoke the charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1684 was accordingly a leading figure in... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fetzrandolff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fetzrandolff family to Ireland
Some of the Fetzrandolff family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Fetzrandolff family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Fetzrandolffs were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: John Randolph settled in New York in 1822; along with Michael; John and Thomas Randolph settled in San Francisco in 1850.