× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2017


Wraith Early Origins



The surname Wraith was first found in Nairnshire, where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity. They took their name from the Castle of Rait near Geddes which was in ruins by the 1400s. [1]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)
Today Rait is a small village in Perth and Kinross. The Wraith variant is a Scottish Gaelic word for "ghost" or "spirit."

Close

Wraith Spelling Variations


Expand

Wraith Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rait, Raitt, Raid, Rate, Raith and others.

Close

Wraith Early History


Expand

Wraith Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wraith research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1296, 1297 and 1400 are included under the topic Early Wraith History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Wraith Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Wraith Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wraith Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wraith Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Wraith, aged 7, who landed in America from London, in 1895
  • Mrs. Wraith, aged 41, who settled in America from London, in 1895
  • Elizabeth Wraith, aged 59, who settled in America from Wombwell, in 1897

Wraith Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Herbert Wraith, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Wakefield, in 1904
  • Harry Wraith, aged 66, who landed in America, in 1917
  • Richard Wraith, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1920
  • William Wraith, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1921

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Wraith (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Wraith (post 1700)



  • Alexander Wraith (b. 1979), American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • Geoffrey "Geoff" Wraith (b. 1946), English professional rugby league footballer and coach, active 1963 through 1980
  • Thomas "Tom" Wraith (b. 1890), Australian rules footballer
  • Ronald Edwards Wraith, British scholar on public and colonial administration

Close

Motto


Expand

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: Spero meliora
Motto Translation: I hope for better things.


Close

Wraith Family Crest Products


Expand

Wraith Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  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 Wraith Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wraith 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.

This page was last modified on 30 July 2016 at 23:11.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest