Randle last name popularity, history, and meaning

Find out how popular the last name Randle is in the United States and learn more about the meaning, history, and race and ethnic origin of people in America who are named Randle.

Meaning of Randle

From the Old English "Randwulf," a surname derived from a personal name meaning "shield wolf."

Randle, like all of the last names we have data for, is identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as a surname which has more than 100 occurrences in the United States in the Decennial Census survey. The most recent statistics we have for the Randle surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Randle in America

Randle is the 2508th most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Randle surname appeared 14,437 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 people would have the surname Randle.

We can also compare 2010 data for Randle to data from the previous census in 2000. The table below contains all of the statistics for both years in a side-by-side comparison.

2010 2000 Change (%)
Rank 2508 2524 -0.64%
Count 14,437 13,133 9.46%
Proportion per 100k 4.89 4.87 0.41%

The history of the last name Randle

The surname RANDLE is of English origin and dates back to the medieval period. It is derived from the Old English word "rand" or "rande," meaning a border, edge, or boundary. The name likely referred to someone who lived near the edge of a town or village.

One of the earliest recorded instances of the surname is found in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as "Randel" and "Randulf." This suggests that the name was already well-established in England by the late 11th century.

In the 13th century, the name is recorded in various forms, such as "Randel," "Randolf," and "Randulf," reflecting the regional variations in spelling and pronunciation. The name was particularly prevalent in the counties of Cheshire, Lancashire, and Yorkshire.

One notable early bearer of the surname was Sir Thomas Randolph, 1st Earl of Moray (c. 1278 - 1332), a Scottish nobleman and military leader who played a significant role in the Wars of Scottish Independence against England.

Another historical figure with the surname was John Randolph (1773 - 1833), an American politician who served as a Representative and Senator for Virginia. He was known for his oratorical skills and was a prominent figure in the early years of the United States.

In the 16th century, the surname is found in the records of the town of Nantwich, Cheshire, where it appears as "Randle" and "Randulle." This suggests that the modern spelling of the name had become more standardized by this time.

One of the earliest recorded instances of the surname in the New World is that of Edward Randolph (c. 1632 - 1703), an English colonial administrator and one of the main instigators of the persecution of the Salem witches in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Another notable bearer of the RANDLE surname was Wilfred Randolph (1894 - 1982), an English cricketer who played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club and represented England in Test matches between 1920 and 1927.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Randle

We also have some data on the ancestry of people with the surname Randle.

The below race categories are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups:

  1. White only
  2. Black only
  3. American Indian and Alaskan Native only
  4. Asian and Pacific Islander only
  5. Hispanic
  6. Two or More Races

For the most recent 2010 census data, the race/ethnic origin breakdown for Randle was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 25.97% 3,749
Non-Hispanic Black Only 68.79% 9,931
Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only 0.27% 39
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.30% 43
Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races 2.73% 394
Hispanic Origin 1.95% 282

Note: Any fields showing (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy so that the data does not in any way identify any specific individuals.

Since we have data from the previous census in 2000, we can also compare the values to see how the popularity of Randle has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 25.97% 27.69% -6.41%
Black 68.79% 68.20% 0.86%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.27% 0.25% 7.69%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.30% 0.25% 18.18%
Two or More Races 2.73% 2.32% 16.24%
Hispanic 1.95% 1.28% 41.49%

Data source

The last name data and ethnic breakdown of last names is sourced directly from the Decennial Census survey, conducted every 10 years by the United States Census Bureau.

The history and meaning of the name Randle was researched and written by our team of onomatology and genealogy experts.

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