The sea-swept Hebrides
islands and the west coast of Scotland
are the ancestral home of the Ranckint family. Their name comes from the personal name Randolph,
with the addition of the diminutive suffix -kin.
Early Origins of the Ranckint family
The surname Ranckint was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
. "There is a tradition of descent from one John, son of a knight called Jacob de Rankine, burgomaster of Ghent, who married a daughter of the head of the house of Keith, and became progenitor of the Rankines. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
This tradition is difficult to prove but was nevertheless authored by M. H. Rankin, Esq.
Early History of the Ranckint family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ranckint research.Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1600, 1629 and are included under the topic Early Ranckint History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ranckint Spelling Variations
Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations
. Ranckint has been written as Rankin, Ranken, Ranking, Rankene, Rankine and others.
Early Notables of the Ranckint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ranckint family to Ireland
Some of the Ranckint family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 197 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ranckint family to the New World and Oceana
Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence
many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan
societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ranckint or a variant listed above: Lawlin Rankin, who settled in Virginia in 1650; Andrew Rankin settled in New England
in 1651; Alexander Rankin settled in Boston in 1764; Alexander, Andrew, David, Henry, Hugh, James, John, Robert, Thomas and William Rankin all arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1870..
The Ranckint 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: Fortiter et recte
Motto Translation: Boldly and rightly.