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The history of the Randles name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the baptismal name Randel. In this case the surname Randles 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.

Randles Early Origins



The surname Randles 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.

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Randles Spelling Variations


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Randles Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Randles family name include Randall, Rendle, Randal, Rendel, Rendell and others.

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Randles Early History


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Randles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Randles research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1436 is included under the topic Early Randles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Randles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Randles Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Randles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Randles In Ireland


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Randles In Ireland



Some of the Randles family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Randles surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Philip Randall, his wife and their three children, who arrived in Dorchester, MA in 1633; John Randall, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; Phillip and Robert Randall, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1639.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Randles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Randles (post 1700)



  • Kerri Lee Randles (b. 1971), American actress, writer and producer
  • Carl A. Randles Jr., American politician, Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 9th Circuit, 1974
  • Bill Randles, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Missouri, 2012
  • Thomas "Tommy" Randles (b. 1940), former English footballer
  • Joshua "Jos" Randles (1865-1925), English footballer
  • Jan Randles, Australian gold medalist Paralympic athletics competitor
  • Elizabeth Randles (1801-1829), Welsh harpist and pianist, known as "the Little Cambrian Prodigy", she began playing at the age of two at the Wrexham theatre; when she was three, she played before King George III and Queen Charlotte
  • Sir John Scurrah Randles (1875-1945), British businessman and Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Cockermouth (1900-1906) and (1906-1910)

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Randles Historic Events


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Randles Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Leslie Randles, British Petty Officer Supply, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Motto


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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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Randles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Randles 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2015 at 11:35.

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