The history of the name Rant begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from Randolph of which it is a short form. The surname Rant referred to the son of Randolph
which belongs to the category of patronymic
Early Origins of the Rant family
The surname Rant was first found in Norfolk
at Yelverton, a parish, in the union of Loddon and Clavering, hundred
of Henstead. "The church [of Yelverton] is an ancient structure in the decorated and early English styles, with a square embattled tower, and contains several handsome monuments to the families of Rant, Playter and Day; and a Norman font. The sum of £27 per annum, arising from land purchased with a bequest by Mrs. Anne Rant in 1698, is divided between the rector and the poor, the latter of whom have also 4 acres that were allotted at the inclosure." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Rant family
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Rant Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Rant has been recorded under many different variations, including Rand, Rande, Rynd, Rynde, Raynd, Raynde and others.
Early Notables of the Rant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rant family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Rant or a variant listed above:
Rant Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Richard Rant, who arrived in Virginia in 1721 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Historic Events for the Rant family
- Mr. Leonard V Rant (b. 1917), English Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Catford, London, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm