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Raines is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Raines family when they emigrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Raines 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)


Raines Early Origins



The surname Raines 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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Raines Spelling Variations


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Raines Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Raines were recorded, including Raines, Raine, Rayne and others.

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Raines Early History


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Raines Early History



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

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Raines Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Raines Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Raines arrived in North America very early:

Raines Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Raines, who arrived in Barbados in 1657
  • Francis Raines, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • Robert Raines, who arrived in Barbados in 1679
  • Charles Raines, and his wife Mary, who came to Jamaica in 1686

Raines Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Raines, who arrived in Virginia in 1723
  • Patrick Raines, who arrived in America in 1741

Raines Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Raines, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1828
  • E Raines, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1856

Raines Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Richard Raines, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. David Raines U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 433 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Miss. Tabitha Raines D. U.E. (b. 1771), aged 12 who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 602 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Raines Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Esther Raines, aged 19, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Raines (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Raines (post 1700)



  • Howell Hiram Raines (b. 1943), American journalist, Executive Editor of The New York Times from 2001 to 2003
  • Franklin Delano "Frank" Raines (b. 1949), American business executive, 31st Director of the Office of Management and Budget (1996-1998)
  • Floyd Anthony "Tony" Raines (b. 1964), American stock car racing driver
  • Virgil W. "Buddy" Raines (1911-2000), American Thoroughbred racehorse trainer
  • John Raines (1840-1909), American lawyer and politician, Acting Lieutenant Governor of New York (1906), authored Raines Law (1896)
  • Charles E. Raines, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1917
  • Austin J. Raines, American politician, U.S. Consul in Monterrey, 1833-37
  • Earl N. Raines, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1916 (alternate), 1924
  • George Raines, American Democrat politician, Monroe County District Attorney, 1871-78; Member of New York State Senate 28th District, 1878-79
  • James Griggs Raines, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1948
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Raines


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Suggested Readings for the name Raines



  • ...and the Raines Came by Fredna Raines Threatt.

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Motto


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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)
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  11. ...

The Raines Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Raines 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.

This page was last modified on 6 April 2016 at 16:06.

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