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Where did the Scottish Rankine family come from? What is the Scottish Rankine family crest and coat of arms? When did the Rankine family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Rankine family history?The Dalriadan clans of ancient Scotland spawned the ancestors of the Rankine family. Their name comes from the personal name Randolph, with the addition of the diminutive suffix -kin.
The medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English created many spelling variations of the same name. Rankine has been recorded as Rankin, Ranken, Ranking, Rankene, Rankine and others.
First found in Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rankine research. Another 261 words(19 lines of text) covering the year 1400 is included under the topic Early Rankine History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 33 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rankine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Rankine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 197 words(14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Rankine, or a variant listed above:
Rankine Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Rankine Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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: Fortiter et recte
Motto Translation: Boldly and rightly.
The Rankine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rankine 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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