The Raglynd surname comes from the historic village of Raglan (Welsh: Rhaglan) in Monmouthshire
, known for its castle.
Early Origins of the Raglynd family
The surname Raglynd 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 Raglynd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raglynd research.Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1563, 1550, 1563, 1513 and 1578 are included under the topic Early Raglynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Raglynd Spelling Variations
have an extremely large amount of spelling variations
of their native surnames to their credit. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales
were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations
were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Raglynd have included Raglan, Ragland and others.
Early Notables of the Raglynd 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 Raglynd family to the New World and Oceana
North America in the 1800s and 1900s saw the arrival of many Welsh
people hoping to share in the wealth of land, work, and freedom that they felt North America held. Those who made the journey often attained those expectations, but only through an enormous amount of hard work, perseverance, and often a bout of good luck. These immigrants helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and culture of both Canada and the United States. Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Raglynd: 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 Raglynd 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.