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The name Rathborne was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the baptismal name Rawbone. Patronymic surnames arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local language. Vernacular names that were derived from ancient Germanic personal names have cognates in most European languages.

Rathborne Early Origins



The surname Rathborne was first found in Lancashire 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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Rathborne Spelling Variations


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Rathborne Spelling Variations



Rathborne has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Rathbone, Rawbone, Rathburn and others.

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Rathborne Early History


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Rathborne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rathborne research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1750, 1696 and 1746 are included under the topic Early Rathborne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rathborne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rathborne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include William Rathbone II (1696-1746), founder of Rathbone Brothers, in Liverpool a timber business that grew to be one of the United...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rathborne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Rathbornes to arrive on North American shores:

Rathborne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eliz Rathborne, who arrived in Virginia in 1664

Rathborne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • T R Rathborne, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • W P Rathborne, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rathborne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rathborne (post 1700)



  • Pippa Rathborne (b. 2014), American actress, known for A Dark Reflection and Judge John Deed (2001)
  • Tina Rathborne (b. 1951), American film director and screenwriter, known for her work on Zelly and Me (1988) Twin Peaks (1990) and American Playhouse (1981)
  • Joseph Rathborne (1807-1842), English Roman Catholic priest and controversialist from Lincolnshire
  • Michael Rathborne (1923-1971), English actor, known for his work on The Mini-Mob (1967) No Hiding Place (1959) and Doctor Who (1963)

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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: Suaviter et Fortiter
Motto Translation: Mildly and firmly.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rathborne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rathborne 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 3 January 2014 at 13:09.

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