The history of the name Rawbone begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name Rawbone. Patronymic
surnames arose out of the vernacular
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.
Early Origins of the Rawbone family
The surname Rawbone 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.
Early History of the Rawbone family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rawbone research.Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1750, 1696 and 1746 are included under the topic Early Rawbone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rawbone Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Rawbone has been recorded under many different variations, including Rathbone, Rawbone, Rathburn and others.
Early Notables of the Rawbone family (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 Rawbone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rawbone family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Rawbone or a variant listed above: William Rathbourne, who settled in Virginia in 1654; Jonathon Rathbone settled in Charleston in 1820; and Mary Rathburn and her husband, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1772..
Contemporary Notables of the name Rawbone (post 1700)
- Charles Rawbone, American politician, Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1900 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Rawbone 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.