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Origins of the Reynolds surname

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What does the name Reynolds mean?

Reynolds is a name that comes from England. It is believed to have Anglo-Norman origins. It is a patronymic surname, given to those who are the son or descendant of somebody called 'Reynold', 'Reginald' or 'Reynaud' and similar names. The first holders of this name are thought to have arrived at the Norman conquest in 1066. A 'Willemus filius Raunaldi' can be found living in Somerset in the 1086 Domesday Book, giving credibility to this assertion.

Alternative variations of the name Reynolds

Reynolds, Reynold, Raynolds, Raynold, Reynalds

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Where do most Reynoldses live?

In 1921, most Reynoldses lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Reynoldses

How common is your surname?

115th most common surname in the UK

We have 267,000 records for the Reynolds surname. The oldest one dates back to 1318.

Who were Reynoldses most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

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What are the most common Reynolds first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Reynolds family members

Common jobs for Reynoldses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Reynoldses in 1921
Dressmaker

1,109

Laundress

699

Domestic Servant

694

General Servant Domestic

675

Charwoman

465

Common Male occupations for Reynoldses in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

1,488

General Labourer

1,011

Coal Miner

863

Farm Labourer

852

Farmer

797

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