Rynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the name Rynd are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from Randolph of which it is a short form. The surname Rynd referred to the son of Randolph which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames.

Early Origins of the Rynd family

The surname Rynd 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." [1]

Early History of the Rynd family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rynd research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1578, 1606, 1650, 1660, 1604, 1671 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Rynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rynd Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Rynd family name include Rand, Rande, Rynd, Rynde, Raynd, Raynde and others.

Early Notables of the Rynd family (pre 1700)

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United States Rynd migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Rynd surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Rynd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lizzie Rynd, aged 28, originally from Dublin, arrived in New York City, New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Teutonic" from Liverpool & Queenstown [2]
Rynd Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Benjamin F Rynd, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Seguranca" from Vera Cruz, Mexico [3]
  • Charles E. Rynd, arrived in New York in 1912 aboard the ship "Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse" from Bremen, Germany [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Rynd (post 1700) +

  • Francis Rynd (1801-1861), Irish physician, inventor of the hollow needle used in hypodermic syringes in 1844
  • James Alexander Porterfield Rynd (1846-1917), Irish chess player and lawyer, winner of the Irish Chess Championship competition in 1865
  • Brooks Rynd Aitchison (1891-1936), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1936 [5]

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