The Raglent surname comes from the historic village of Raglan (Welsh: Rhaglan) in Monmouthshire
, known for its castle.
Early Origins of the Raglent family
The surname Raglent 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.
Early History of the Raglent family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raglent research.Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1563, 1550, 1563, 1513 and 1578 are included under the topic Early Raglent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Raglent Spelling Variations
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 Raglent has seen various spelling variations: Raglan, Ragland and others.
Early Notables of the Raglent family (pre 1700)
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
and Roughton Holme, Norfolk
and Walworth, Surrey
, Justice of the Peace of Norfolk
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Migration of the Raglent family to the New World and Oceana
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales
joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Raglent: Thomas Ragland, who arrived in Maryland in 1680; and John Ragland, his wife Ann Beaufort, and ten children, who came to Virginia in 1720.
The Raglent 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: Mutare vel timere sperno
Motto Translation: I scorn to change or fear.