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Rattray Family History

Rattray Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name from a feudal barony in the former county of Perthshire, named from a British cognate of Gaelic ràth ‘fortress’ + a Pictish term cognate with Welsh tref ‘settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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26,144 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,253 Military Records
5,762 Immigration Records
25,945 Census and Voter Lists
65,293 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Rattray Families

  • Number of Rattray families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rattray families
     55 - 107
     19 - 54
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rattray families
     191 - 380
     64 - 190
     1 - 63
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rattray Family Origin

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Rattray Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Rattray

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Rattray Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rattray census records

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Rattray Civil War Service Records

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