Last name origins & meanings:
- French, German, English, and Scottish: from a Germanic personal
name composed hrōd ‘renown’ + -nand ‘bold’,
assimilated to -lant ‘land’.
- Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruadháin (see
- As a name of French origin this is attested in Quebec City in 1706,
taken there from the Touraine region of France.
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