Ratley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ratley family

The surname Ratley was first found in Cumberland, at Routledge where three eminent historians claimed the place at one time existed. [1] However, modern maps cannot find the locale.

Early History of the Ratley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ratley research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1483, 1494, 1528, 1537, 1643, 1800, 1749, 1800, 1739, 1800, 1200, 1628 and are included under the topic Early Ratley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ratley Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rutledge, Routlege, Routlidge, Routledge, Rutlidge and many more.

Early Notables of the Ratley family (pre 1700)

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Ratley Ranking

In the United States, the name Ratley is the 13,177th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Ratley family to Ireland

Some of the Ratley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 84 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Ratley migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Ratley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Jonathan Ratley, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Hydaspes" [3]
  • Ann Ratley, aged 21, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hydaspes" in 1851 [3]
  • Charles Ratley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hydaspes" in 1851 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ratley (post 1700) +

  • Sarah Ratley (1933-2020), née Gorelick, an American pilot and aviator, one of the Mercury 13
  • Adrian Ratley, American visual effects specialist, known for his work in Les Misérables (2012), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), World War Z (2013) and Quantum of Solace (2008)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HYDASPES 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Hydaspes.htm


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