Reynolds is a patronymic surname meaning "son of Reynold", where the given name of the father, "Reynold", or "Reginald", was a Germanic name composed of *raginą + *waldą, meaning "Powerful Ruler" (possibly an alteration of the Old French name Reinold).
Just so, is Reynolds a Scottish name?
Meaning 'son of Reynold', variants of Reynolds include Reynold, Reynoldson, McRannall and Grannell. This name is of Anglo-Norman descent spreading to Ireland, Scotland and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts in the above countries.
Also Know, how many people have the last name Reynolds?
Reynolds Surname Distribution Map
|Place ||Incidence ||Frequency |
|United States ||257,032 ||1:1,410 |
|England ||49,161 ||1:1,133 |
|Australia ||22,036 ||1:1,225 |
|Canada ||13,395 ||1:2,751 |
Is McReynolds Irish or Scottish?
Last name: McReynolds Recorded in many forms as shown below, this is a Scottish and Irish, surname. It originates from the pre 9th century Norse-Viking name "Rogn-valdr", which translates as "wise- counsel" or perhaps "wise God", a meaning which no doubt increased its popularity.
Is Reynolds a Viking name?
The name Reynolds was a Norman import to England, from Reginald or in Old French Reinold. The earlier root is the Old Norse Rognvaldr, comprised of the elements ragin meaning "counsel" and wald meaning "rule." Reynold was a Viking leader who harried the English and Irish shores in the 10th century.