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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.

Randol Early Origins



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.

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Randol Spelling Variations


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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.

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Randol Early History


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Randol Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Randol research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1332, 1605, and 1635 are included under the topic Early Randol History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Randol Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Randol Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Randol 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Randol (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Randol Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Randol 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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