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The Ragland surname comes from the historic village of Raglan (Welsh: Rhaglan) in Monmouthshire, known for its castle.
The surname Ragland was first found in Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy), 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.
Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Ragland has seen various spelling variations: Raglan, Ragland and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ragland research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1563, 1550, 1563, 1513 and 1578 are included under the topic Early Ragland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Sir John Ragland of Carnllwyd, (died by 1550); and his son, Sir Thomas Ragland (fl.1563), of Carnllwyd, Glamorganshire, Wales and Roughton Holme, Norfolk and Walworth, Surrey, England, Justice of the Peace of Norfolk from 1550...
Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ragland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
In the 1800s and 1900s, many Welsh families left for North America, in search of land, work, and freedom. Those who made the trip successfully helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Ragland
Ragland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Ragland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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: Mutare vel timere sperno
Motto Translation: I scorn to change or fear.
The Ragland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ragland Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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