Randol History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Picts were the ancient Scottish tribe where the ancestors of the Randol family lived. The name Randol comes from the personal name, Randolph which contained elements that translated to shield and wolf. Randol is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronymic surnames were formed by adopting the given name of an ancestor of the bearer, while others came from popular religious names, and from the names of secular heroes.
Early Origins of the Randol family
The surname Randol was first found in Moray, 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 Randol family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Randol research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1332, 1266, 1266, 1278, 1346, 1332, 1334, 1605 and 1635 are included under the topic Early Randol History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Randol Spelling Variations
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Randol has been written Randolph, Randolf and others.
Early Notables of the Randol family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Thomas Randolph Moray (d. 1332), the 1st Earl of Moray, companion of Robert Bruce and Regent of Scotland, the only son of Thomas Randolph, lord of Stratnith. His father was Sheriff of Roxburgh in 1266 and from 1266 to 1278 Great Chamberlain of Scotland.
His son, John Randolph (died 1346) the third Earl of Moray was the second son of Thomas Randolph, first Earl of Moray. He succeeded to the earldom on the...
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Migration of the Randol family
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Randol: Milward Randolph, who arrived in Virginia in 1621; Edward Randolph, who arrived in Barnstable, MA in 1630; Henry Randolph, who came to Virginia in 1642.
Contemporary Notables of the name Randol (post 1700) +
- Brigadier-General Marshall Guion Randol (1882-1965), American Commandant of Field Artillery Replacement Training Center in 1942 
- Narvol A. Randol, American politician, Mayor of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 1955-56 
- Sir Randol Francis Fawkes (1924-2000), Bahamian politician, trade unionist and lawyer, Speaker of the House
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