Reynolds, Mac Raghnaill A Gaelic surname meaning son of Reginald. A sept of Anghaile (Annaly) who were chiefs of Muinntear Eolais in south Leitrim. In its anglicised form difficult to distinguish from Reynolds, the name of an old Dublin family since the end of the thirteenth century. Also an English surname from the personal name first introduced to England by Scandinavian settlers in the Old Norse form Rognvaldr. In 1890 Reynolds was numerous in Leitrim, it was also to be found in Dublin, Antrim and Louth. The estimated number of bearers was 5,062. In the United States it is the 112th most numerous surname with an estimated 214,500 bearers. In England and Wales in 1996 it was the 112th most numerous surname.
Reynolds DNA Project