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Surnames, their origin and their meaning

Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name. is a directory of Professional Genealogists, Ancestry and Family Tree Researchers.

Surname Origin Meaning
Radcliff Locality Locality A place in Lancashire, England
Rainsford Locality Locality Ravensford
Ramsey Locality Locality Ram's Isle, a place in Huntingdonshire, England
Ranney Locality Locality Renaix, Reinow, or Renais, a town of Switzerland
Rawdon Locality Locality Royden, near Leeds, in Yorkshire, England
Reddenhurst Locality Locality Reddon, Cornish British, fern, and hurst, Saxon, a wood or grove
Retz Locality Locality A town in Moravia
Rhodes Locality Locality island of Rhodes, in the Mediterranean Sea
Riddell Locality Locality From lands in the county of Yorkshire, formerly called the Ryedales
Ripley Locality Locality A market-town in west Yorkshire, England
Rochester Locality Locality city in Kent, England
Rochfort Locality Locality town of France
Romanno Locality Locality lands in the county of Peebles, Scotland
Root Locality Locality A place lying low
Rowe Locality Locality A river that overflows its banks
Rowel Locality Locality the river Rouel, in the Netherlands
Rowen Locality Locality a tree, the mountain-ash
Rue Locality Locality Reaux, in Hainault, Netherlands
Ruggles Locality Locality A town of France
Rusbridge Locality Locality town of Rousbrugge, in Germany
Russey Locality Locality A town in Doubs, France
Rutherford Locality Locality the lands of Rutherford on the river Tweed, in the parish of Maxton, Roxburgshire, Scotland
Rynders Locality Locality A town in North Jutland

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