Surnames/tags: Rattray Rattrie Ratray
About the Project
- This ONS is up for grabs if you'd like to be manager
The Rattray Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Rattray name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Rattray name.
As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Rattray), by time period (18th Century Rattray), or by topic (Rattray DNA, Rattray Occupations, Rattray Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.
Also see the related surnames and surname variants.
How to Join
To join the Rattray Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!
Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!
Related Surnames and Surname Variants
The surname Rattray (dating back to the 1100's) is a locational name from the county Perthshire. It is derived from the Gaelic word "rath" (meaning "fortress") combined with the Welsh word "tref" (meaning "settlement"). The Coat Of Arms is a blue field with three gold cross crosslets. The Crest a gold star with a flaming heart proper, with the motto "Super sidera votum" (meaning "My wishes are above the stars")
The surname Rattray has been found in: United States: Massachusetts Europe/United Kingdom: Scotland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, The Bahamas, and South Africa.