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Early Origins of the Ranft family

The surname Ranft was first found in Switzerland at Bale, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Ranft family

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Ranft Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Runft, Rumpf, Rompf, Ronft, Rompft, Rumpft and many more.

Early Notables of the Ranft family (pre 1700)

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United States Ranft migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ranft Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jakob Ranft, who landed in North America in 1854 [1]
  • D M Ranft, aged 18, who arrived in New York, NY in 1855 [1]
  • Julius Ranft, who arrived in Brazil in 1886 [1]

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook