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Rawlins is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The name Rawlins came from the Norman given name Radulphus. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
This name, which also occurs as Ralf, Rolf, and Raoul, is adapted from the Old French given name Raol. Alternatively, the name could have been a baptismal name as in "the son of Rowland" which is pronounced Rawland and Rolland in Furness and Cumberland, "where a large family of Rawlinsons has sprung up, undoubtedly descendants of Rowland through Rawlandson." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Rawlins Early Origins



The surname Rawlins was first found in Oxfordshire where William Raulyn was listed at Evynsham in 1290. A few years later, John Rawlynes was found in Warwickshire in 1343. Almost two hundred years later, Richard Rawlinson was listed in Yorkshire in 1538. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

The Rawlin, Rawline and Rawling spellings have been frequent in Scotland since the 16th century. Concentrated in Dumfriesshire, one of the first records was David Rawlynge who held a "botha seu opella" in Dumfries, 1588. Marcus Raulling was listed in Glencapill in 1630, Catherine Railing in Dumfries, 1642, and Thomas Rawling of Dumfries, 1696. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Some of the family were far to the south in Lansalloes, Cornwall where "the family of Rawlings" held titles. [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Rawlins Spelling Variations


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Rawlins Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Rawlins has been recorded under many different variations, including Rawlings, Rawlins, Rawlington, Rawlinson and others.

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Rawlins Early History


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Rawlins Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rawlins research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1536, 1523, 1536, 1508, 1521, 1620, 1670, 1576, 1631, 1610, 1647, 1708, 1705, 1706, 1679, 1690, 1755 and are included under the topic Early Rawlins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rawlins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rawlins Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard Rawlins (died 1536), English cleric, Bishop of St David's (1523-1536) and Warden of Merton College, Oxford (1508-1521); Thomas Rawlins (c.1620-1670), an English medallist and playwright; John Rawlinson (1576-1631), an English churchman and academic who was principal of St Edmund Hall, Oxford from...

Another 72 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rawlins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rawlins In Ireland


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Rawlins In Ireland



Some of the Rawlins family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Rawlinss were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Rawlins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joan Rawlins settled in Salem in 1630 with her husband John
  • Thomas and Mary Rawlins settled in Salem in 1630 with their five children
  • James Rawlins, who arrived in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1632
  • Jasper Rawlins, who landed in New England in 1633
  • Joseph Rawlins, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1634
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rawlins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ama Rawlins settled in St. Christopher in 1775

Rawlins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas C Rawlins, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1840
  • Robert V Rawlins, who arrived in Arkansas in 1859

Rawlins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Rawlins, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"

Rawlins Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Rawlins, aged 28, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Schiehallion" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rawlins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rawlins (post 1700)



  • Veldon Lane Rawlins (b. 1937), American academic, President of the University of North Texas (2010-2014)
  • Joseph Lafayette Rawlins (1850-1926), American politician, delegate from the Territory of Utah and a United States Senator from Utah (1897-1903)
  • Lester Rawlins (1924-1988), American stage, screen, and television actor, known for his recurring roles on The Defenders, Kojak, and Ryan's Hope
  • John Rawlins (1902-1997), American film editor and film director who directed 44 films between 1932 and 1958
  • Robert Ernest "Bob" Rawlins (1911-1993), who with his wife Marjorie Townsley "Marge" Rawlins, were American philanthropists and patrons of the arts, particularly music
  • John Aaron Rawlins (1831-1869), American Union general in the American Civil War, confidant of Ulysses S. Grant, and later 29th U.S. Secretary of War in 1869
  • John Aaron Rawlins (1831-1869), American politician, Secretary of War, 1869; Died in office 1869
  • Mrs. J. R. Rawlins, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Utah, 1939
  • I. H. Rawlins, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Blair County, 1875-76
  • George Rawlins, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1940
  • ... (Another 12 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: Cognosce teipsum et disce pati
Motto Translation: Know thyself, and learn to suffer.


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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Rawlins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rawlins 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.

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