Origin of the name RADULF.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name RADULF.
From Old Norse Radulfr
(q.v.), contracted from Röndolfr (q.v.), meaning "shield
wolf." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).
From Anglo-Saxon Rædwulf
(q.v.), meaning "counsel wolf."
nevertheless, would hardly have noticed these innovations, and would
probably have endured the gradual installation of foreign prelates, had
not the powerful temporal lords of the land found themselves aggrieved
by the strangers. Of these Radulf, a nephew of the king,
who had attended him on his return from exile to England, had been
(probably after the banishment of Sweyn) invested with the earldom of
Hereford. Many French knights had also attached themselves to Radulf,
and resided in his castles, and some had their own castles, as Osbern,
surnamed Pentecost, and Hugo. Mention is also made of the castle
of another French knight, Robert, son of Wimarce, situated to the north
of London. The influence of Radulf was considered
all-powerful at the court of Eadward: the weak courted his favour, and
presumed not to withstand any of his pretensions;... (A History of
England Under the Anglo-Saxon Kings, Lappenburg, v.2, 1884)