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Rawlinson is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest of 1066 brought to England. It comes 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)


Rawlinson Early Origins



The surname Rawlinson 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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Rawlinson Spelling Variations


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Rawlinson Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Rawlinson family name include Rawlings, Rawlins, Rawlington, Rawlinson and others.

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Rawlinson Early History


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Rawlinson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rawlinson 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 Rawlinson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rawlinson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rawlinson 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 Rawlinson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rawlinson In Ireland


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Rawlinson In Ireland



Some of the Rawlinson 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 political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Rawlinson family to immigrate North America:

Rawlinson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Rawlinson, who landed in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1638
  • Charles Rawlinson, who arrived in Maryland in 1641
  • Robert Rawlinson arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • John Rawlinson, who landed in Maryland in 1678

Rawlinson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sara Rawlinson, who arrived in Virginia in 1704

Rawlinson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Rebecca Rawlinson arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1838 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Canton.htm
  • Richard Rawlinson, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Charlotte Rawlinson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1851

Rawlinson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joshua Rawlinson arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred The Great" in 1859

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rawlinson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rawlinson (post 1700)



  • Johnnie Blakeney Rawlinson (b. 1952), American jurist, Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • John Anderson "Spike" Rawlinson (1944-2006), English footballer who later became a TV entertainer
  • John Frederick Peel Rawlinson (1860-1926), English footballer and Member of Parliament for Cambridge University from 1906 to 1926
  • Peter Anthony Grayson Rawlinson PC, QC (1919-2006), Baron Rawlinson of Ewell, an English barrister, politician and author
  • Richard Rawlinson FRS (1690-1755), English clergyman and antiquarian collector of books and manuscripts
  • Thomas Hutton Rawlinson (1712-1769), West Indies merchant, father of Abraham Rawlinson
  • Abraham Rawlinson (1738-1803), English politician and merchant
  • Henry Rawlinson (1743-1786), English politician, Member of the Parliament for Liverpool from 1780 to 1784
  • Sir Robert Rawlinson KCB (1810-1898), English engineer and sanitarian
  • Canon George Rawlinson (1812-1902), English scholar and historian
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Rawlinson Historic Events


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Rawlinson Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Leonard Rawlinson (b. 1922), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Brixton, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Albert G E Rawlinson (b. 1919), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Great Thurlow, Suffolk, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Frederick W Rawlinson, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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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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Citations


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Citations



  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.
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Canton.htm
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. 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.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Rawlinson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rawlinson 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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