Meaning and Origin of: Ranger

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : Dweller in the field

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : occupational name for a gamekeeper or warden, from Middle English ranger, an agent derivative of range(n) ‘to arrange or dispose’.
  • German : variant of Rang 2, 3.
  • German : habitational name for someone from any of the places named Rangen, in Alsace, Bavaria, and Hesse.
  • French : from a Germanic personal name formed with rang, rank ‘curved’, ‘bent’; ‘slender’.
  • A person called Ranger from La Rochelle, France, is documented in Quebec City in 1684 with the secondary surname <xref>Laviolette</xref>.