Ranfort History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Ranfort family
The surname Ranfort was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1175 when Osbert de Brandeford held estates at Brandford in that shire.
Bransford is a village and civil parish in the Malvern Hills district of Worcestershire.
Early History of the Ranfort family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ranfort research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1455, 1487, 1327, 1339 and 1349 are included under the topic Early Ranfort History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ranfort Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Brandford, Brantford, Branford, Bramford, Bramptford, Braynford and many more.
Early Notables of the Ranfort family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ranfort family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.
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