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Rynard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The rich and ancient history of the Rynard family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the baptismal name Rainer, which was taken from the Old Germanic name Raginhari which means counsel and army. 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 Rynard family

The surname Rynard 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 Rynard family

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Rynard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Rynard have been found, including Reynard, Reynardson, Renhard, Renyard, Reinard and many more.

Early Notables of the Rynard family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Rynard family to the New World and Oceana

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Rynard, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Rynard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Johnis Rynard, who was on record in New York in 1687

Rynard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Rynard, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1848

Rynard Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Rynard, who was buried in the cemetery at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in 1836

Contemporary Notables of the name Rynard (post 1700)

  • Philip Bernard Rynard (1897-1980), Canadian physician, surgeon, and politician from Udora, Ontario, Member of Parliament for Simcoe East (1957-1968), Member of Parliament for Simcoe North (1968-1979)
  • James A Rynard, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO
  • Susan Rynard (b. 1961), Canadian video artist

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