Early Origins of the Raworth family
The surname Raworth was first found in Somerset
, where a Norman noble was granted lands by his liege Lord, William, Duke of Normandy
. They branched north to Scotland
where typically many Norman nobles were granted lands by the Scottish monarch.
Early History of the Raworth family
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Raworth Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Roatt, Roat, Roett, Roet, Rowat, Rowatt, Rowet, Rowett, Rouet, Rouett and many more.
Early Notables of the Raworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Raworth family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Raworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Morris Raworth, who arrived in New York, NY in 1839 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Raworth (post 1700)
- William Raworth, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1960 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Thomas Moore "Tom" Raworth (1938-2017), English poet, publisher, editor, and teacher who published over 40 books of poetry and prose
The Raworth 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: Quaerere verum
Motto Translation: To seek the truth.