Randle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Randle is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the baptismal name Randel. In this case the surname Randle 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 Randle family

The surname Randle 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.

Important Dates for the Randle family

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Randle Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Randle has been recorded under many different variations, including Randall, Rendle, Randal, Rendel, Rendell and others.

Early Notables of the Randle 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 Randle family to Ireland

Some of the Randle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Randle migration to the United States

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Randle or a variant listed above:

Randle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Randle, who landed in America in 1760-1763 [1]
  • Margaret Randle, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]
Randle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Edward Randle, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1862 [1]
  • Eleanor Randle, aged 25, who landed in New York in 1862 [1]
  • Benjamin Randle, who landed in Arkansas in 1888 [1]
  • Edwin Randle, aged 22, who landed in America from Prescot, in 1898
Randle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Emma Randle, aged 43, who settled in America from Smethwick, in 1905
  • Clifton John Randle, aged 24, who landed in America from Kent, in 1905
  • Beatrice May Randle, aged 4, who landed in America from Kidderminster, England, in 1907
  • Adelaide Randle, aged 29, who settled in America from Thirsk, England, in 1910
  • Alice Randle, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from Reading, England, in 1911
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Randle migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Randle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Randle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1840 [2]
  • Mr. John Randle, (b. 1823), aged 32, Cornish agricultural labourer departing from Plymouth on 27th September 1854 aboard the ship "Birmingham" arriving in Portland, Victoria, Australia on 6th January 1855 [3]
  • Mrs. Johanna Randle, (b. 1817), aged 38, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 27th September 1854 aboard the ship "Birmingham" arriving in Portland, Victoria, Australia on 6th January 1855 [3]
  • Miss Elizabeth Randle, (b. 1845), aged 10, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 27th September 1854 aboard the ship "Birmingham" arriving in Portland, Victoria, Australia on 6th January 1855 [3]
  • Mr. William Randle, (b. 1851), aged 4, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 27th September 1854 aboard the ship "Birmingham" arriving in Portland, Victoria, Australia on 6th January 1855 [3]
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Randle migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Randle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Edward Randle, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Surat" in 1864
  • Elizabeth Randle, aged 32, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1873
  • Walter Randle, aged 16, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1873
  • Henry Randle, aged 10, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1873
  • Joseph Randle, aged 5, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1873
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Contemporary Notables of the name Randle (post 1700)

  • Ulmo Shannon "Sonny" Randle Jr. (1936-2017), American sportscaster and football player
  • Brigadier-General Edwin Hubert Randle (1894-1990), American Assistant Commanding General 77th Division (1943-1945) [4]
  • Brian Randle (b. 1985), American basketball player
  • Betsy May Randle (b. 1955), American actress
  • Tommy Randle, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1992; Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 28th District, 1994 [5]
  • Rodger A. Randle, American politician, Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1988-92; Resigned 1992 [5]
  • Murlene Randle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008 [5]
  • Marvin Randle, American politician, Mayor of Irving, Texas, 1977-81 [5]
  • Jeffrey Randle, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2012 [5]
  • Goldie Randle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 2004 [5]
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Randle family

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Frederick Charles Randle, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [6]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Eliza.htm
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Edwin Randle. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Randle/Edwin_Hubert/USA.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
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