Meaning and Origin of: Ranger
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Boy name origins & meanings:
- French : Dweller in the field
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Family name origins & meanings:
- 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>.