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Rawle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Rawle surname is a patronymic from a medieval form of the personal name Ralph.


Early Origins of the Rawle family


The surname Rawle was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Kennet and Trevil in St.Juliet. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

Early History of the Rawle family


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Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1632, 1658, 1660, 1660, 1727, 1683 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Rawle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rawle Spelling Variations


Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Rawle, Rawles, Rorles, Ralls, Rall and others.

Early Notables of the Rawle family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Francis Rawle (1660-1727), Cornish colonist, born in England, son of Francis Rawle, and came of an old Cornish family of some wealth and standing, settled at one time near St. Juliot, and later in the neighbourhood of Plymouth. "Both father and son were...
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Migration of the Rawle family to the New World and Oceana


An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Rawle:

Rawle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis, Rawle Sr. and Francis, Rawle Jr. who, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1686
  • Francis Rawle, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1686 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Rawle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Rawle, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1746
  • Elizabeth Rawle, who arrived in West New Jersey in 1772

Rawle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Byede Rawle, who arrived in New York, NY in 1823
  • Peter Rawle, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rawle (post 1700)


  • Henry Rawle, American politician, Mayor of Erie, Pennsylvania, 1874-75; Pennsylvania State Treasurer, 1876-78 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bernard A. Rawle, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 11th District, 1883-85 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Rawle (1759-1836), American lawyer and politician, United States district attorney in Pennsylvania in 1791, first president of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, president of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society
  • Samuel Rawle (1771-1860), English topographical engraver and draughtsman, who practised in London
  • Mark Rawle (b. 1979), English professional footballer
  • Graham Rawle, British writer and collage artist
  • Rt Rev Richard Rawle (1812-1889), Engliish divine, born at Plymouth, Bishop of Trinidad and Tobago, son of Francis Rawle (1778–1854), an attorney at Liskeard
  • Jeff Rawle (b. 1951), British actor known for his roles in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Drop the Dead Donkey (1990) and Hollyoaks (1995)
  • Keith Trevillian Rawle (1924-2005), Australian rules footballer
  • George Rawle (b. 1889), Australian rules footballer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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