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Randels History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , German


The name Randels is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the baptismal name Randel. In this case the surname Randels was a diminutive of the personal name Rand, a short form of various German names with the first element rand meaning shield. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.


Early Origins of the Randels family


The surname Randels was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Randels family


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Randels 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. Randels has been spelled many different ways, including Randall, Rendle, Randal, Rendel, Rendell and others.

Early Notables of the Randels family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include John Randall (1570-1622), English divine, born at Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire who was sent at the early age of eleven to St. Mary Hall, Oxford, where he matriculated on 27 Nov. 1581. He was elected a fellow of Lincoln College on 6 July...
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Migration of the Randels family to Ireland


Some of the Randels family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Randels family to the New World and Oceana


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 Randelss to arrive in North America:

Randels Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joshua Randels, aged 34, arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Dromore Castle" from Southampton, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN6G-N2J : 6 December 2014), Joshua Randels, 24 Oct 1923; citing departure port Southampton, England, arrival port New York, ship name Dromore Castle, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Randels (post 1700)


  • Raymond L. Randels, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from 9th Senatorial District, 1961 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

The Randels Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nil extra numerum
Motto Translation: Nothing out of time.


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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN6G-N2J : 6 December 2014), Joshua Randels, 24 Oct 1923; citing departure port Southampton, England, arrival port New York, ship name Dromore Castle, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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