Hugh Ranton

1780–1825 (Age 45)

The Life of Hugh

Hugh Ranton was born in 1780, in Ireland as the son of Hugh Ranton. He had at least 4 sons with Jane Lockhart. He died in 1825, in his hometown, at the age of 45.

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Hugh Ranton
Jane Lockhart
Adam Ranton
William Ranton
Thomas Ranton
John Ranton

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    Hugh Ranton




World Events (2)


Age 18

Battle of Antrim.

Age 18

The Young Ireland rebellion of 1798 failed.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Branton in South Yorkshire (formerly in West Yorkshire) and Northumberland or from Braunton in Devon. The first and last are named with Old English brōm ‘broom’ + tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. The second is from an Old English word brēmen ‘overgrown with broom’ + tūn ‘farmstead’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Hugh Ranton in entry for Thomas Ranton and Margaret Newell, "Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913"

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