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The roots of the name Rainnie are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Rainnie was originally found in county of Angus.

Rainnie Early Origins



The surname Rainnie was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, 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.

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Rainnie Spelling Variations


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Rainnie Spelling Variations



In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Rainnie has appeared as Rayney, Rainy, Rainey, Rainnie, Rennie, Renny and many more.

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Rainnie Early History


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Rainnie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rainnie research. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rainnie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rainnie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rainnie Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Rainnie In Ireland


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Rainnie In Ireland



Some of the Rainnie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Among them:

Rainnie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Rainnie, who landed in Maryland in 1669

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rainnie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rainnie (post 1700)



  • W. O. Rainnie, American politician, Mayor of Ashtabula, Ohio, 1937

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Rainnie Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Rainnie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rainnie 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 10 December 2015 at 11:05.

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