Early Origins of the Rabun family
The surname Rabun was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland
to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Rabun family
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Rabun Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ryburn, Raeburn, Rayburn, Reburn, Reyburn and others.
Early Notables of the Rabun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rabun family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Reburn settled in Philadelphia in 1812; Joseph Reyburne settled in Virginia in 1698.
Contemporary Notables of the name Rabun (post 1700)
- Henry M. Rabun, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- William Rabun Shivers (1819-1871), American Democrat politician, Elected Mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana 1871 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Rabun Motto
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: Robur in Deo
Motto Translation: God is our strength.