Meaning and Origin of: Ranson

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Son of the shield
  • Latin : Redeemer

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English (chiefly East Anglia) : patronymic from the Middle English personal name Rand(e) (see Rand 1).
  • French : variant of Renson, a reduced form of Rennesson, a pet form (with the double diminutive suffix -esson) of a personal name derived from the Germanic name Ragino or a compound name with the first element ragin- ‘counsel’.