Last name: Rae
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I'm a Rae too. My Scottish great grandfather was born in Ecclefechan. Anyone else from that area?
francis james rae
Trying to find information onn a francis james Rae. Mylate father. Lived in Hackney. London uk thank you pat
I would like to chime in a little bit. I am a REA. I have my family tree to go many generations its around my 4th generation grandfather that it gets confusing of the name REA and RAE. I am looking for any connection of William H. Rea (Rae) married to a Mary Ann Ostic (Ostie). They left europe to Canada...I just can't figure out England, Scotland or Ireland. My Grandfather always said we were Scottish but I can't find the links.
I am desperate to find my Rae roots. I have a Mary Rae who would have been born early part of 1820-1830 she appears to be Scottish. Anyone with info: email@example.com. This information has been very interesting and helpful. So hard to find this stuff.
My 3rd Great Grandfather was David Anderson Rea who immigrated from Dundee to Australia. Changing his name to Rae. I would love to hear from anyone from Dundee or Kirremuir who could tell me about Rea history in these area's David Rae firstname.lastname@example.org
My father was a "junior" and called "Mac" by his parents.
I must have received a form of all the above. Who knows anything about Wray or Ray? Strictly English or what?
As I understand the origins of the name Rae, some 400 years before Christ, people from Dai Raita (part of northern Ireland) sailed to south western Scotland and settled, of these celtic people were the Rae forebears. The early family name was Raa and meant roe or female deer and changed over time to Rae. The patryomic Mc means son of, thus the clan McRae are descended from the Raes. These celtic people spread north and west throughout Sotland displacing the Picts and intermarrying until their culture disappeared. The McRaes settled around Kintail, on the mainland opposite the Isle of Skye and were closely allied to the McKenzies. During the middle ages and Elizabethan times the Rae's from around Dunfrieshire formed one of the most aggressive groups of Border Reivers, so we all come from good stock.
Hi Lain, Awesome information mate...good ear gear! My Rae's go back 158 years in Australia, Prior my 3rd greatgrandfather's surname was spelt Rea. Even though Rae & Rea lines that have developed over hundreds of years do the spelling variations reallt come under the umbrella of MacRae? Would love to know the answer. Ancestry research can be so hard i can only go back as far as 1759 form Kirriemuir and dundee.
Daniel John Rae
G'day, Rae is definitely Scottish. My Gradfather was 'Jock' Rae and the Mac/Mc was dropped as a result of emigration to England for work. Where names representing anything other than Anglan decent was frowned upon and preference wasn't given to those with Irish/Scottish origins because of bigotry and racism. There are many Rae's in my family and they all derive on my fathers side. My grandfather came from a large family of Rae's and his origin was from Glasgow where he was born and bred. e-mail email@example.com to see if we are related! Regards, Danny
Charlotte Elizabeth Rae
Good for you Scott. :0) Naw I didn't miss the word "pejorative". Regardless I do not personally consider this fact negates/belittles it's validity when used in reference to other non food/drink items. I'm Scottish & I personally do not consider (if someone were to refer to me as "Scotch") it to be negative or disparaging. I generally try not to be too pedantic with regards to my writing style or word choice but being as you do (evidently) may I point out the fact that your spelling of "Whiskey" is the Hiberno-English (also known as Irish English) & is the dialect of English written and spoken in Ireland (Hibernia), in opposed to the Scottish standard English spelling "Whisky"... the irony.
Charlotte E Rae
Scotch (adjective), a largely obsolescent adjective meaning having to do with Scotland and usually now considered pejorative unless related to food or drink. The terms Scottish, Scot, Scots, and Scotch are all variants of the same word. They have had different histories, however, and in modern English they have developed different uses and connotations.
I think you missed the word "perjorative" in your definition. I stand by my statement.
Charlotte E Rae
Oh hell naw! Gypsies?! EEP! ^_^ I'm not sure whether it is Irish or Scotch, I think it's generally Celtic perhaps? I know I don't have any Irish heritage. I used to work for Sky whilst at Uni & we had a lot of Irish customers with the surname Rea. I would automatically assume the pronunciation to be ree-haa but would be promptly corrected by the customers. I have also encountered Wray and of course Ray as variants.
Scotch is the whiskey, Scots are the people.
Before I Got Married My Name Was Rae, A Few Year's Ago I Done A Family Tree And I Found That The Rae 'Family' Come From Scottish OR Irish Gypsy's/Traveller's! Xx
My grand father and generations came from the north east of Scotland. Moto- Always be prepared! We have a tartan, so Rae is a very scotish name!
My great grandfather and grandfather, both william Rae also raised in the north east of Scotland between Aberdeen and Dundee. My grandfather had two sons, David Rae and William Rae. Four daughters. My mother was Ethel Rae. We may be related.
My surname is Rae but I was told that it was originally MacRae and that my great great grandfather decided to drop the "Mac". Can this be correct or was it always just Rae.
Justin Rae Tai
wow increadible so interesting...
I can't find any evidence of Clan RAE being a fierce border reiver clan or family.
Charlotte E Rae
There is no clan Rae, we are part of the MacRae Clan.
I have Irish friends whos name is REA so this must be the Irish version of the surname RAE.
im looking for my great Great Grandfather he was Robert Rae Born I think in Northern Ireland 1791..... he moved to Scotland Married Agnes McMaster...and had a son George Rae