Rankin (name)

Rankin (name)

Rankin is a last name of Scottish and northern 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". [http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Rankin-family-history.ashx 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.)]

People with the last name "Rankin"

* Annabelle Rankin, Australian Senator
* Arthur Rankin, surveyor, entrepreneur and political figure in Canada West
* Arthur Rankin, Jr., of Rankin/Bass animation studios
* Boyd Rankin, Irish cricketer
* Chris Rankin, New Zealand actor
* Claire Rankin, Canadian actress
* Darrell Rankin (born 1957), leader of the Communist Party of Canada-Manitoba and peace activist
* David Rankin, New York-based Australian artist
* Frank Rankin, Canadian ice hockey player
* Harry Rankin, Vancouver lawyer
* Isaiah Rankin, English footballer
* Ian Rankin, Scottish mystery author
* J. Lee Rankin, U.S. Solicitor General
*several people, James Rankin
** James Rankin (lighthouse keeper) (1844-1921), Irish-born American lighthouse keeper
** Sir James Rankin, 1st Baronet,
* Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973), the first female member of Congress and the only member of Congress to vote against United States entry into both World War I and World War II
* Jennifer Rankin (1941-1979), Australian poet and playwright
*"several people", John Rankin
**John Rankin (abolitionist) (1793–1886), American Presbyterian minister, educator and abolitionist
**John E. Rankin (1882–1960), United States Representative from Mississippi
**John W. Rankin, captain of the "USS Phoenix" cruiser at Pearl Harbor
**John Rankin (politician) (1890–1973), Scottish Member of Parliament 1955–1973
**John Rankin (footballer) (born 1983), Scottish footballer for Hibernian
* Judy Rankin, American golfer
* Kenny Rankin, American jazz singer
* Kyle Rankin, American film director
* Lou Rankin, American sculptor
* Naomi Rankin, leader of the Communist Party of Alberta
* Nell Rankin, American opera singer
* Paul Rankin, an Irish celebrity chef, a mainstay of "Ready Steady Cook"
*several people, Robert Rankin (disambiguation),
** Robert Rankin, (born 1949), a British science fiction and fantasy author
** Robert Alexander Rankin, (1915–2001), Scottish mathematician
** Robert William Rankin, (1907–1942), an Australian naval officer


* The Rankin Family, a Canadian folk music group

People with the given name "Rankin"

* Adam Rankin Alexander, member of the US House of Representatives for Tennessee
* John Rankin Franklin, Maryland congressional representative
* John Rankin Gamble, American lawyer
* John Rathbone (Bodmin) (John Rankin Rathbone Sr.), English politician
* John Rankin Rogers, the third governor of the state of Washington
* John Rankin Waddell, also known as "Rankin", a British portrait and fashion photographer
* Tim Rankin Rathbone, English politician
* William Rankin Ballard, American pioneer and land developer


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