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The ancient roots of the Rattley family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Rattley comes from when the family lived in the parish of Radley in the county of Berkshire. The surname Rattley is both topographic and habitational since it was originally derived from the Old English word Redleah, referring to those individuals who lived by the reed stream, and also refers to the place-name in Berkshire. Today Radley is a village and civil parish northwest of the centre of Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Originally in Berkshire, it was transferred in 1974.

Rattley Early Origins



The surname Rattley was first found in Lincolnshire 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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Rattley Spelling Variations


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Rattley Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Rattley has appeared include Radley, Radleigh, Radlee, Radlie, Radle and others.

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Rattley Early History


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Rattley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rattley research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rattley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rattley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rattley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rattley Notables 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Rattley arrived in North America very early:

Rattley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Rattley, who landed in Virginia in 1725

Rattley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Emma Rattley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846
  • George Rattley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846
  • Stephen Rattley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846
  • John Rattley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1848

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Rattley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rattley 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 14 September 2013 at 06:36.

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