Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.
There are approximately 8,755 people named Rankin in the UK. That makes it the 1,218th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 139 are named Rankin.
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The Rankin surname in historical dictionaries
An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857)
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.