Rankin Family History
Rankin Surname History
Rankin family history has rich origins whose details are beginning to be understood by Rankin family members. This page is dedicated to the complete history of the Rankin family name, Rankin etymology, and stories of Rankin ancestors. The last name Rankin is an old lineage that has spread all across the world over time, and as the name Rankin has migrated, it has evolved making its history challenging to unearth.
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The evolution of Rankin starts with it's early ancestors. Even in the earliest days of a name there are variations in that single name simply because family names were infrequently written down that long ago.
As Rankin families emigrated between countries and languages, the Rankin name may have changed with them. It was common for a surname to change as it enters a new country or language. Rankin family members have migrated around different countries all throughout history.
Rankin country of origin
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The nationality of Rankin can be difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Rankin may be difficult to determine as result of whether the family name originated organically and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of names that are based on a craft, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).
Meaning of the last name Rankin
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The meaning of Rankin come may come from a trade, such as the name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen. Many of these craft-based family names can be a profession in a different language. This is why it is useful to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many western names like Rankin originate from religious texts like the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, etc. Often these surnames relate to a religious expression such as "Favored of God".
- James Rankin Alexander, Jr 1803 - 1893
- Rebecca Job Rankin 1788 - ?
- Marquis Rankin
- Eliza Rankin
- A. Rankin Boyd
- Adam Rankin Alexander 1752 - ?
- Mary Rankin Calvert 1853 - ?
- Tex Rankin 1917 - ?
- Lula Gertrude Blankenship Rankin
- Stacy Barcroft Rankin 1856 - 1919
- David Rankin 1710 - 1736
- William B. Rankin
- James Rankin Alexander, Sr 1756 - 1836
- Stacy Rankin, Jr
- John Millington Rankin 1896 - ?
- Frances Rankin
- James Fullerton Rankin 1861 - 1921
- Minnie (Rankin) Barker
- Laura Maria Wolcott Wolcott Rankin 1811 - 1887
- Mary Rankin
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Famous people named Rankin
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Nationality and Ethnicity of Rankin
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We do not have a record of the primary ethnicity of the name Rankin. Many surnames travel around the world throughout the ages, making their original nationality and ethnicity difficult to trace.
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Rankin spelling variations
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Knowing misspellings and spelling variations of the Rankin last name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Rankin were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Rankin. Last names like Rankin vary in how they're said and written as they travel across communities, family lines, and eras over generations.