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Early Origins of the Rancourt family

The surname Rancourt was first found in Lancashire. One of the first records of the family was found in the year 1246 when Alan de Runacres held estates in that shire. "The Renacres family have been mentioned; they appear to have been closely related to the lords of the manor [of Bickerstaffe], and on one occasion 'put in their claim' at a settlement of the family estates. From cases cited above it appears that Stephen de Renacres was a prominent personage in Bickerstaffe about 1290, and that he was succeeded by his son Simon, who occurs in the reign of Edward II. In 1348 Richard, son of Simon de Renacres, granted to his father a rent of 2s. 4d. issuing from lands in Bickerstaffe, and in 1391-2 Ellen (Walsh), the widow of Richard de Renacres of Bickerstaffe, granted to Hugh le Spencer of Ormskirk certain lands which had come to her after the death of her husband." 1

Early History of the Rancourt family

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Rancourt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Runacres, Runacus, Ruynacres, Runagle, Runeckles, Runecles, Runicles, Runnackles, Runnacles, Runnagall, Runneckles, Runnicles, Renacres, Rennacres and many more.

Early Notables of the Rancourt family

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Rancourt Ranking

In the United States, the name Rancourt is the 7,802nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 2 However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Rancourt is ranked the 452nd most popular surname. 3

Migration of the Rancourt family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.

Contemporary Notables of the name Rancourt (post 1700) +

  • Suzanne Rancourt (b. 1959), Native American poet and veteran
  • Rene Rancourt (b. 1939), American singer, who is best known for having performed the national Anthem(s) at home games of the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins for 42 years
  • Nicole Rancourt, Canadian politician, Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly for Prince Albert Northcote (2016-2020)
  • Marc Rancourt (b. 1984), Canadian gold medalist ice hockey player
  • Denis Rancourt (b. 1957), Canadian former professor of physics at the University of Ottawa

  1. 'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online [accessed 21 January 2017].
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec, on Facebook