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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:
'Not to know what happened before we were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history' -- Cicero