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Raffles Early Origins



The surname Raffles was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, 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.

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Raffles Early History


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Raffles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raffles research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1215 and 1361 are included under the topic Early Raffles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Raffles Spelling Variations


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Raffles Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Raffle, Raffles, Rayffles, Rayfles, Raveles, Rafvles and many more.

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Raffles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Raffles Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Raffles Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Raffles, who settled in Jamaica in 1754
  • Benjamin Raffles, who arrived in Antigua in 1755

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Contemporary Notables of the name Raffles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Raffles (post 1700)



  • John A Raffles, American Government Executive
  • Hugh Raffles, English anthropologist whose work explores relationships among people, animals, and things
  • Thomas Raffles (1781-1826), member of the British East India Company, known as the founder of Singapore
  • Peter Raffles, Author

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Motto


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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: In cruce triumphans
Motto Translation: Triumphing in the cross.


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