Early Origins of the Fitzranulph family
The surname Fitzranulph 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 Fitzranulph family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fitzranulph 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 Fitzranulph History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fitzranulph Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Fitzranulph were recorded, including FitzRandolph, FitzRandolf, FetzRandolff, FitzRandulf, Randolph and many more.
Early Notables of the Fitzranulph 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 Fitzranulph Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fitzranulph family to Ireland
Some of the Fitzranulph family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Fitzranulph family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Fitzranulph arrived in North America very early: John Randolph settled in New York in 1822; along with Michael; John and Thomas Randolph settled in San Francisco in 1850.