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Rayburn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Rayburn family


The surname Rayburn 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 Rayburn family


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Rayburn Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Ryburn, Raeburn, Rayburn, Reburn, Reyburn and others.

Early Notables of the Rayburn family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rayburn family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rayburn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs Rayburn, aged 56, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Rev N H Rayburn, aged 56, who settled in America, in 1892
  • W. H. Rayburn, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1893
  • Bishop Rayburn, aged 57, who emigrated to the United States from Cork, in 1894
  • William H. Rayburn, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rayburn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emma C. Rayburn, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Mrs. W. H. Rayburn, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Gertrude Rayburn, aged 34, who emigrated to America, in 1912
  • John Rayburn, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1922

Rayburn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Rayburn, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • Jane Rayburn, aged 19, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833

Contemporary Notables of the name Rayburn (post 1700)


  • Sam Rayburn (b. 1980), American football defensive tackle
  • Margie Rayburn (1924-2000), American singer
  • Wendell Gilbert Rayburn (b. 1929), American educator, President of Savannah State College
  • Jim Rayburn Jr. (1909-1970), American ordained Presbyterian minister and the founder of Young Life
  • Benjamin Burras Rayburn Jr. (1944-2006), American Democratic sheriff
  • Benjamin Burras Rayburn Sr. (1916-2008), veteran American politician
  • Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn (1882-1961), often called "Mr. Sam" or "Mr. Democrat", an American Democratic lawmaker
  • Gene Rayburn (1917-1999), born Eugene Rubessa, American host of TV's Match Game

The Rayburn 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.


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