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Ranney Surname Origin
Origin: Locality Renaix, Reinow, or Renais, a town of Switzerland. René (Latin, renatus), renewed, born again, regenerated.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Ranney Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Ranney family history than the origin of your surname:
A Ranney Family History Thought:
'Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.' -- H. F. Hedge