Early Origins of the Raishleigh family
The surname Raishleigh was first found in Devon
at Rashleigh "in the parish of Wemworthy, gave name [to] this ancient family , the elder line of which became extinct in the reign of Henry VII. John Rashleigh, a merchant of Fowley, was the first who settled in Cornwall
, and was in fact founder of the present family." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Raishleigh family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raishleigh research.Another 359 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1545, 1580, 1554, 1624, 1608, 1591, 1675, 1614, 1675, 1619, 1693, 1661 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Raishleigh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Raishleigh Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Raishleigh have been found, including Rashleigh, Rashliegh, Rashly, Rashley and others.
Early Notables of the Raishleigh family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Rashleigh (1554-1624), an English merchant and Member of Parliament, High Sheriff
in 1608; Jonathan Rashleigh (1591-1675), an English merchant and politician who sat in... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Raishleigh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Raishleigh family to Ireland
Some of the Raishleigh family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Raishleigh family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Raishleigh, or a variant listed above: Charles Rashleigh settled in New York in 1822.