RANDELL Family History
This interesting surname is English, and occasionally Scottish. It has two possible origins. The first is from the Middle English given name "Randel", a diminutive of the personal name "Rande", to which was added the Norman French diminutive suffix "-el"; meaning little, to give Little Rand or more likely son of Rande. Rande meaning shield, was a first element in many pre 7th century Anglo-Saxon and Germanic compound personal names, such as the popular Randolph. The second source is a form of the Olde English personal names Randwulf or Randulf, themselves from the Norse-Viking name "Rondulfr", and derived from the elements meaning shield and wolf.