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The origins of the name Rand are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from Randolph of which it is a short form. The surname Rand referred to the son of Randolph which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames.

Rand Early Origins



The surname Rand was first found in Norfolk at Yelverton, a parish, in the union of Loddon and Clavering, hundred of Henstead. "The church [of Yelverton] is an ancient structure in the decorated and early English styles, with a square embattled tower, and contains several handsome monuments to the families of Rant, Playter and Day; and a Norman font. The sum of 27 per annum, arising from land purchased with a bequest by Mrs. Anne Rant in 1698, is divided between the rector and the poor, the latter of whom have also 4 acres that were allotted at the inclosure." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Rand Spelling Variations


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Rand Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Rand has been spelled many different ways, including Rand, Rande, Rynd, Rynde, Raynd, Raynde and others.

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Rand Early History


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Rand Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rand research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1578, 1606, 1650, 1660, 1604, 1671 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Rand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rand Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Rands to arrive in North America:

Rand Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Rand, who arrived in Plymouth in 1621
  • James Rand, who landed in Massachusetts in 1623
  • Francis Rand, who settled in New Hampshire in 1630
  • Francis Rand, who arrived in New England in 1631
  • Robert Rand, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1649
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Rand, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • Johann Michael Rand, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1728
  • Benjamin Rand, who came to Virginia in 1729
  • John Rand, who settled in Boston in 1768

Rand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles W Rand, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rand (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rand (post 1700)



  • William McNear Rand (1886-1981), American track and field athlete at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Anthony Eden "Tony" Rand, American attorney and former politician, Member of the North Carolina Senate from the 19th district (1995-2009)
  • James Henry Rand Jr. (1886-1968), American industrialist, founder of American Kardex, one time competitor to his father's company Rand Ledger, a merger was established and Remington Rand was formed which later merged with Remington Typewriter Company to become Remington Rand which continued to produce typewriters and later manufactured the UNIVAC line of mainframe computers
  • Ayn Rand (1905-1982), born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum, Russian-born, American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter
  • William M. Rand, American chemist, awarded the Chemical Industry Medal in 1950, eponym of the Rand index or Rand measure
  • Jasper Rand Jr. (1837-1909), American co-founder of Rand Drill Company in 1871, brother of Addison Rand
  • Addison Rand (1841-1900), American co-founder of Rand Drill Company in 1871 which later became Ingersoll-Rand Inc, an Irish global diversified industrial company formed in 1905 now with 52,000 employees worldwide
  • Paul Rand (1914-1996), American graphic designer and art director, best known for his designs including the logos for IBM, UPS, Enron, Morningstar, In c., Westinghouse, ABC, NeXT, professor emeritus of graphic design at Yale University
  • William H. Rand (1828-1915), American co-founder of Rand McNally
  • Archie Rand (b. 1950), American artist and Professor of Art at Brooklyn College
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Rand


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Suggested Readings for the name Rand



  • Rand Rambling: from the Arrival of Francis Rand, Strawberry Banke, New Hampshire, 1630, to the 90th Birthday Anniversary of Margaret Rand Keen, Topeka, Kansas, 1985 by Ray A. Keen.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Rand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rand Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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