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  • Anthony Fitz Randolph (c.1563 - 1636)
  • Christopher Fitz Randolph, II (c.1530 - 1588)
    The Fitz Randolph Coat-of-Arms Coat-of-Arms: Argent a Chief indented Azure. Crest: On a chapeau or, turned up azure, a wyvern of the last. Motto: "Jamais Arriere" (Never behind). A Coat-of-Arms...
  • Christopher Fitz Randolph (c.1495 - 1574)
    3680. Christopher Fitz-Randolph, born 1495 in Langton Hall, Kirby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England; died June 28, 1574. He was the son of 7360. John Fitz-Randolph. He married 3681. Jane or Joane L...
  • Christopher Fitz Randolph (c.1557 - c.1610)
  • Edward Fitz Randolph, of Sutton-in-Ashfield (c.1565 - 1647)
    Edward of Sutton-in-Ashfield , later of Kneesall in the County of Nottingham, England. Mentioned in his father's will, June 1588; also in that of his uncle, Thomas Fitz Randolph, May 1600. Edward's w...

About the Fitz Randolph surname

    The name Randolph is said to have come from the old Norse name "Reignwolf" meaning Big Wolf;  or "Rannulfr" which means shield wolf;  the Old German "Rannulf" meaning raven wold; and the Anglo Saxon "raed wulf" meaning counsel wolf.  The idea intended to be conveyed is not so much a wolf of large size, but of rank and importance.  Through the many centuries, and in the migrations from Normandy to England and later to America, the name has undergone many dialectical changes.  Through this early period of time, the great majority of people were illiterate.  Church, Monastery, and public records, such as they were, were kept in Latin.  Numerous variations of spelling of the name have been Ranolf, Ranulf, Ranulfus, Radulph, Randolph, Rolf, Rollo and Ralph.
    Fitz is the term meaning "son of", this being as near as the Normans could come to saying "Filius", the Latin word for son.  Thus evolved the name Fitz Randolph.