Early Origins of the Fitzrenolph family
The surname Fitzrenolph 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 Fitzrenolph family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fitzrenolph 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 Fitzrenolph History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fitzrenolph Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled FitzRandolph, FitzRandolf, FetzRandolff, FitzRandulf, Randolph and many more.
Early Notables of the Fitzrenolph 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 Fitzrenolph Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fitzrenolph family to Ireland
Some of the Fitzrenolph family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Fitzrenolph family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Fitzrenolph or a variant listed above: John Randolph settled in New York in 1822; along with Michael; John and Thomas Randolph settled in San Francisco in 1850.