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Where did the Scottish Raitt family come from? What is the Scottish Raitt family crest and coat of arms? When did the Raitt family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Raitt family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rait, Raitt, Raid, Rate, Raith and others.
First found in Nairnshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raitt research. Another 175 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1296, 1297, and 1400 are included under the topic Early Raitt History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Raitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Raitt Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Raitt Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Spero meliora
Motto Translation: I hope for better things.
The Raitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Raitt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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