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On the Scottish west coast, the Ronalds family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the Anglicized version of the Gaelic personal name Mac Dhomhnuill. Ronalds is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. The surname Ronalds arose from the vernacular naming tradition, whereby surnames were formed by adopting the given name of one's father, or another ancestor. This name was first found in Kintyre, where members of this family had resided for many years.

Ronalds Early Origins



The surname Ronalds was first found in Kintyre, and much of the Eastern islands and coast-lands where members of this Clan, descended through Somerled, Lord of the Isles and had resided for many years.

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Ronalds Spelling Variations


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Ronalds Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Ronalds has appeared as MacDonald, Macdonald, McDonald, Donaldson, MacDonny and many more.

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Ronalds Early History


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Ronalds Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ronalds research. Another 435 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1336, 1386, 1423, 1437, 1449, 1603, and 1692 are included under the topic Early Ronalds History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ronalds Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ronalds Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was John of Islay, or John MacDonald, (d. 1386), who was the Lord of the Isles (1336-86) and chief of Clan...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ronalds Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ronalds In Ireland


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Ronalds In Ireland



Some of the Ronalds family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 164 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Ronalds were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Ronalds Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Karl Ronalds, aged 21, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1892
  • G.S. Ronalds, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Mrs. Tennant Ronalds, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1895

Ronalds Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. Pierre L. Ronalds, who emigrated to America, in 1903
  • Berthe Ronalds, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Mrs. George J. Ronalds, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Reginald Ronalds, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Isabelle Ronalds, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ronalds Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Ronalds, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ronalds (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ronalds (post 1700)



  • Mary Frances "Fanny" Ronalds (1839-1916), American socialite, amateur singer, best known for her love affair with the composer Arthur Sullivan
  • William A. Ronalds, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 10th District, 1932
  • John Ronalds, American politician, Delegate to Iowa State Constitutional Convention from Louisa County, 1846
  • Sir Francis Ronalds (1788-1873), English meteorologist, an inventor and a pioneer of the electric telegraph

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per mare per terras
Motto Translation: By sea and by land.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  11. ...

The Ronalds Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ronalds 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.

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