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The name Raynor is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the baptismal name Rainer, which was taken from the Old Germanic name Raginhari which means counsel and army. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

Raynor Early Origins



The surname Raynor was first found in Herefordshire. The name was first recorded as Raynerus (Rainerus), a tenant in chief in the Domesday Book of 1086. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
A few years later Reynerus cancellarius was listed in Norfolk in 1101-1125 and Ricardus filius Rainer was listed at Winton in Hampshire in 1148. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list the name as a personal name: Reyner le Blake in Norfolk; and Reyner Custance in Norfolk. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Anabilla Rayner and Thomas Rayner. [3]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)

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Raynor Spelling Variations


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Raynor Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Raynor has been spelled many different ways, including Rayners, Rainor, Rayner, Raynor, Rainer, Raynar, Rainyer, Reyner, Rauner, Raener, Rainar, Raynere, Raynars, Raynors, Raynore, Raynare, Raynair and many more.

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Raynor Early History


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Raynor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raynor research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1400, 1600 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Raynor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Raynor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Raynor Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Raynor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Raynors to arrive in North America:

Raynor Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Raynor settled in New England in 1634 with her children, Elizabeth, Edward, Lydia, Joseph, Sarah, and her husband Thurston
  • Edward Raynor, aged 10, landed in New England in 1634
  • Elizabeth Raynor, aged 9, arrived in New England in 1634
  • Joseph Raynor, aged 11, landed in New England in 1634
  • Lidia Raynor, aged 1, landed in New England in 1634
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Raynor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James K Raynor, who arrived in New York, NY in 1825
  • George Sorrine Raynor, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853

Raynor Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jotham Raynor, who arrived in Canada in 1831

Raynor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Raynor, aged 29, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Chatham"

Raynor Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Raynor, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • Mary Jane Raynor, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • Henry Raynor, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • Rosina J. Raynor, aged 7 months, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • Richard Raynor, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Raynor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Raynor (post 1700)



  • John Patrick Raynor (1923-1997), American Roman Catholic clergy and the twentieth president of Marquette University
  • John Patrick Raynor (b. 1984), American professional baseball outfielder
  • Scott William Raynor Jr. (b. 1978), American drummer
  • William Raynor (1795-1860), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • George S. Raynor (1907-1985), English professional footballer
  • Paul James Raynor (b. 1966), English former professional footballer
  • Geoffrey Raynor (1913-1983), English Professor of Metallurgy
  • Sheridan Raynor (b. 1934), former Bermudian cricketer
  • Eldon Raynor (b. 1933), former Bermudian cricketer
  • John Stephen Raynor (b. 1944), British novelist
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Raynor Historic Events


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Raynor Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Francis Raynor (b. 1922), English Signalman serving for the Royal Navy from Blackburn, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

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