Ralph Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Ralph Name Meaning: Taken from the given name Ralph which is thought to be of English, Scandinavian and German origin. Originally from the Old Norse meaning 'wolf counsel'.

A name which was first thought to have been introduced after the Norman Conquest and is taken from the personal name meaning 'wolf counsel'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Ralph Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Ralph family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 150
Female Servant 90
Independent 58
Labourer 57
Male Servant 40
Shoe Maker 27
Farmer 18
Miner 13
Blacksmith 13
Baker 12
Dress Maker 12
Tailor 12
Ag Labourer 9
Carpenter 8
Sawyer 8
Smith 7
Weaver 7
Pauper 6
Butcher 6
Gardener 6
Mariner 6
Mason 6
Publican 6
Pupil 5
Cotton Weaver 5

Ralph Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Ralph 100% 33,775
2 Rolph 80% 8,408
3 Relph 80% 3,776
4 Ralfe 60% 863

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The surname Ralph is the most popular version of all its varients

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