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The Dalriadan clans of ancient Scotland spawned the ancestors of the Rankine family. Their name comes from the personal name Randolph, with the addition of the diminutive suffix -kin.

Rankine Early Origins



The surname Rankine 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. " [1]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.

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Rankine Spelling Variations


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Rankine Spelling Variations



The medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English created many spelling variations of the same name. Rankine has been recorded as Rankin, Ranken, Ranking, Rankene, Rankine and others.

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Rankine Early History


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Rankine Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rankine research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1600, 1629 and are included under the topic Early Rankine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rankine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rankine Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rankine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rankine In Ireland


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Rankine In Ireland



Some of the Rankine 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North Ameri ca. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Rankine, or a variant listed above:

Rankine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Rankine, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1764

Rankine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Rankine, who arrived in New York in 1835
  • Janet Rankine, who landed in America in 1848

Rankine Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Rankine arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm
  • James Rankine arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm
  • Matthew Rankine arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm
  • Janet Rankine arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm
  • Sarah Rankine arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rankine (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rankine (post 1700)



  • de Lancey Rankine, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1920
  • William John Macquorn Rankine (1820-1872), Scottish engineer
  • Michael Lee Rankine (b. 1985), English footballer
  • Simon Mark Rankine (b. 1969), English former footballer
  • Robert Scade "Scotty" Rankine (1909-1995), Canadian Olympic athlete

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Rankine Historic Events


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Rankine Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Helen B.  Rankine (1844-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  3. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  4. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  6. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Rankine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rankine 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 February 2016 at 13:13.

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