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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. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
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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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