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Rattray Surname History



The Rattray surname was a habitational name, taken on from the name of a feudal barony in the former county of Perthshire. Today, Blairgowrie and Rattray is a town and twin burgh in Perth and Kinross. Rattray Head (Rattray Point) is a headland in Buchan, Aberdeenshire.

Early Origins of the Rattray family


The surname Rattray was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, 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 Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Rattray family


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Rattray Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Rattray, Rattry and others.

Early Notables of the Rattray family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rattray family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rattray Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann Rattray, who was banished to Maryland in 1728
  • Alexander Rattray, who settled in Georgia in 1734
  • George Rattray, a Scottish soldier on record in America in 1757
  • John Rattray, who settled in Carolina in 1760
  • John Rattray, who landed in Carolina in 1760 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Rattray Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Rattray, aged 40, who arrived in Virginia in 1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • David Rattray, who settled in Virginia in 1813
  • Agnes Rattray, who settled in New York in 1829
  • Andrew Rattray, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Rattray Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Rattray, aged 44, a weaver, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
  • Elizabeth Rattray, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
  • Janet Rattray, aged 16, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"

Rattray Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Rattray, aged 21, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Mary Rattray, aged 22, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842

Contemporary Notables of the name Rattray (post 1700)


  • Heather Rattray (b. 1965), American actress
  • John “Jack” Rattray, early twentieth century Scottish football inside forward
  • John Rattray, Scottish professional skateboarder
  • William Jordan Rattray (1835-1883), Canadian journalist
  • Kevin Winston Rattray (b. 1968), English former professional association football player
  • Cathy Ann Rattray (b. 1963), retired female sprinter from Jamaica
  • Colin Lewis Rattray (b. 1931), former Australian politician
  • David Grey Rattray (1958-2007), well-known historian and tour guide in South Africa
  • Iain Rattray, British actor
  • Tyla Rattray (b. 1985), Grand Prix motocross world champion from South Africa
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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