ranger boy

First name origin & meaning:

French: Dweller in the field

First name variations: Grainger, Grange, Graynger, Rainger

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: occupational name for a gamekeeper or warden, from Middle English ranger, an agent derivative of range(n) ‘to arrange or dispose’.
  2. German: variant of Rang 2, 3.
  3. German: habitational name for someone from any of the places named Rangen, in Alsace, Bavaria, and Hesse.
  4. French: from a Germanic personal name formed with rang, rank ‘curved’, ‘bent’; ‘slender’.
  5. A person called Ranger from La Rochelle, France, is documented in Quebec City in 1684 with the secondary surname <xref>Laviolette</xref>.
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