Britons. It was a name for someone who lived in county of Angus.
Early Origins of the Rainie family
Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire.
"The Ranys or Rennys were extensive owners of land in the district of Craig in Angus from the middle of the fifteenth century, and the Rennies of Usan were recognised as an old family. Symon Renny was bailie of Inverkeithing in 1362. John Rayny, pelliparius, was burgess of Stirling in 1436." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Rainie family
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Rainie Spelling Variations
spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Rainie has been spelled Rayney, Rainy, Rainey, Rainnie, Rennie, Renny and many more.
Early Notables of the Rainie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rainie family to Ireland
Some of the Rainie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Rainie family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:
Rainie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Rainie (post 1700)
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