It was among those Anglo-Saxon
tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Raybould was formed. The name was derived from Rumbald, an Old German personal name
. This name came to England
in the wake of the Norman Conquest
in 1066, as King William encouraged the immigration from continental Europe of skilled tradesmen and artisans; many of these immigrants came from Germany
. Saint Rumwold (Rumbold) was a medieval infant saint in England
, said to have lived for three days in 662. He is said to have been full of Christian piety despite his young age, and able to speak from the moment of his birth, requested baptism, and delivered a sermon prior to his early death. Another Saint Rumbold (Rumold, Romuold) was an Irish or Scottish Christian missionary who was martyred near Mechelen by two men, whom he had denounced for their evil ways. St. Rumbold's Cathedral is found in Mechelen, Belgium and it is here that his remains are generally thought to be buried.
Early Origins of the Raybould family
The surname Raybould was first found in Sussex
at Rumbold's-Wyke (St. Rumbald), also named Rumboldswyke, a parish, in the union of West Hampnett, hundred
of Box and Stockbridge, rape of Chichester. St Mary's Church, on Whyke Road, an 11th century church can still be found here and is in good repair.
Early History of the Raybould family
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Raybould Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Raybould include Rumbold, Rumbald, Rumble, Rumball, Rumbow and others.
Early Notables of the Raybould family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Raybould family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Raybould were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Rumball who settled in Virginia in 1652; Thomas Rumball settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635; James Rumbelow settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1880.
Contemporary Notables of the name Raybould (post 1700)
- Ryan Raybould (b. 1983), American footballer
- Samuel Francis "Sam" Raybould (1875-1949), former English professional football player
- Clarence Raybould (1886-1972), English conductor, pianist, and composer
- Elizabeth Raybould OBE, FRCN, British nurse and nursing educator
- William Henry "Billy" Raybould (b. 1944), Welsh former international rugby union player
The Raybould 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: Virtutis laus actio
Motto Translation: The praise of virtue is action.