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The Rattray surname was a habitational name, taken on from the name of a feudal barony in the former county of Perthshire. Today, Blairgowrie and Rattray is a town and twin burgh in Perth and Kinross. Rattray Head (Rattray Point) is a headland in Buchan, Aberdeenshire.

Rattray Early Origins



The surname Rattray was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, 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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Rattray Spelling Variations


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Rattray Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rattray, Rattry and others.

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Rattray Early History


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Rattray Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rattray research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rattray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rattray Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rattray Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rattray 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rattray Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann Rattray, who was banished to Maryland in 1728
  • Alexander Rattray, who came to Georgia in 1734
  • George Rattray, a Scottish soldier on record in America in 1757
  • John Rattray, who settled in Carolina in 1760
  • John Rattray, who landed in Carolina in 1760

Rattray Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Rattray, aged 40, arrived in Virginia in 1813
  • David Rattray, who settled in Virginia in 1813
  • Agnes Rattray, who settled in New York in 1829
  • Andrew Rattray, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856

Rattray Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Rattray, aged 44, a weaver, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
  • Elizabeth Rattray, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
  • Janet Rattray, aged 16, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"

Rattray Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Rattray, aged 21, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Mary Rattray, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rattray (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rattray (post 1700)



  • Heather Rattray (b. 1965), American actress
  • John “Jack” Rattray, early twentieth century Scottish football inside forward
  • John Rattray, Scottish professional skateboarder
  • William Jordan Rattray (1835-1883), Canadian journalist
  • Kevin Winston Rattray (b. 1968), English former professional association football player
  • Cathy Ann Rattray (b. 1963), retired female sprinter from Jamaica
  • Colin Lewis Rattray (b. 1931), former Australian politician
  • David Grey Rattray (1958-2007), well-known historian and tour guide in South Africa
  • Iain Rattray, British actor
  • Tyla Rattray (b. 1985), Grand Prix motocross world champion from South Africa
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Super sidera votum
Motto Translation: My wishes are above the stars.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    4. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rattray Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rattray 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 9 June 2015 at 13:32.

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