The origins of the name Raneart are with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the baptismal name Rainer,
which was taken from the Old Germanic name Raginhari
which means counsel
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 Raneart family
The surname Raneart was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects. There is also an entry in the Domesday Book
1086)) listing a Rogerus filius
Rainardi, Rainart in Norfolk.
Early History of the Raneart family
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Raneart 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. Raneart has been spelled many different ways, including Reynard, Reynardson, Renhard, Renyard, Reinard and many more.
Early Notables of the Raneart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Raneart 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 Ranearts to arrive in North America: Johnis Rynard, who was on record in New York in 1687; Joan Reynard, who came to America from Ireland
in 1740; Caspar Reynard, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1751.