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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change, including many immigrants with new names. Among these were the ancestors of the Raine family, whose name comes from the short forms of various Germanic personal names containing the element Ragin, meaning counsel. It it thought that the name could also have been derived from Rennes, in Brittany. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
However, not all of the family joined the Conqueror as seen by the listing of Warenger Raine in Normandy (1180-1195.) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)


Raine Early Origins



The surname Raine was first found in Essex where Roger Rayne was granted lands at Rayne as companion in arms of William the Conqueror. Other early spellings of the name include De Raines and Raneis. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list the following: Alice Reine in Cambridgeshire; John Reyn and Nicholas Reyn in Lincolnshire; Robert de Rennes in Oxfordshire; and Richard de Rennes. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 lists: Robert Rayne; Johannes Rayne; Richard Rayneson; and William Rayne. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Raine Spelling Variations


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Raine Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Raines, Raine, Rayne and others.

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Raine Early History


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Raine Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raine research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1150 and 1280 are included under the topic Early Raine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Raine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Raine Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Raine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Raine or a variant listed above:

Raine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rowland Raine, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • Thomas Raine, who arrived in Maryland in 1669
  • Hannah Raine, who landed in Maryland in 1671

Raine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Derby Raine, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Nathaniel Raine, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

Raine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Raine, aged 7, who landed in America from Manchester, in 1892
  • D. L. Raine, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1897

Raine Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James B. Raine, aged 39, who settled in America, in 1904
  • J. B Raine, aged 39, who settled in America, in 1904
  • John George Raine, aged 27, who emigrated to America from Shropshire, in 1904
  • John C Raine, aged 21, who landed in America from Sheffield, in 1906
  • Elizabeth Raine, aged 39, who landed in America from Nantwich, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Raine Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Raine, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Raine (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Raine (post 1700)



  • William MacLeod Raine (1871-1954), British-born American novelist
  • M. O. Raine, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1960
  • Lisa Marie Raine (b. 1969), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1996; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2000
  • John Raine (b. 1863), American Republican politician, Lumber mill business; Banker; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1924; Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Greenbrier County, 1929-30
  • Frederick Raine, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1884
  • Craig Raine (b. 1944), English poet and critic
  • Tom Raine, British semi-professional BMXer
  • Richard Raine (1923-2006), pseudonym of British novelist Raymond Harold Sawkins
  • Nancy Catherine Greene Raine OC, OBC, OD, LLD (b. 1943), Canadian champion Alpine skier voted as Canada's Female Athlete of the 20th Century
  • Kathleen Jessie Raine (1908-2003), British poet, critic and independent scholar

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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: Judicium parium aut leges terrae
Motto Translation: The judgement of my peers, or the laws of the land.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Raine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Raine 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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