Rankin (name)

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Rankin is a last name of Scottish and Irish origin. The name is derived from the medieval personal name Rankin, which is a diminutive of Ronald or Rand, combined with the diminutive suffix kin.[1] In the 18th century one Hebridean family bearing the surname—the Conduiligh Rankins—produced pipers to the Macleans of Coll, Duart and Mull.

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  1. ^ Rankin Name Meaning and History Retrieved on 2008-02-22. (The website cites Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4.)