Rankin - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

Padraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh
1923

Rankin—This sept name is the anglicised form of M'Crank (Mac Raing). The sept was Pipers to the M'Leans of Duart, and are said to be of later Irish origin. The M'Leans brought the McFaddyns to Argyle, a branch of the Donegal sept, in the 15th century. This sept was called the Clann Duille and later the Clann Mhic Raing. The last Hereditary Piper of the sept emigrated to Prince Edward Island.

Alphabetical Index of Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

See also Woulfe’s Irish Names and Surnames
and O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees