Site map and recent updates

This site map gives an overview of all the pages in this site and supplements the navigation pane at the top of each page. Every page could, in fact, be on the navigation pane, but this would make it fairly unwieldy, thus I have given only the site map (and home page) from whence others are accessible. The little home icon at the botton of each page also returns you to the site map - useful where the pages are lengthy to save having to scroll back to the top.


The pages on the site are not necessarily in the order given in the menu below, but I have tried to give some semblance of hierarchy and hopefully provided sufficient links on each page to other relevant pages. If I have missed some obvious links then please let me know. Clicking on the blue page titles in the menu below will take you to the appropriate page. Although on other pages these hyperlinks are underlined, I have chosen not to do so on this page for the sake of (what I hope is) clarity.


Additionally I have provided underneath the menu an indication of the major updates to the site to show what has been recently added or modified. In the menu itself I give the word NEW to indicate what pages are newly added and the word MODS to show that major modifications, additions or corrections have been made to that page. If I have only made insignificant changes then I have not specifically indicated them, though I have mentioned them in the site update list. And right at the bottom of this page I note what material I hope to add in further updates.


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Home/Introduction to this site


Raitt name (meaning, variations, people)  

            Rait name origins  

            Raitt name musings  

            Raitt Coats of Arms and Crests                             

            Other Raitt arms (mainly Bavarian example)

           Raitt seals

           Related Coats of Arms (families related to Raitts)

            Other Coats of Arms (more distant ancestors and relatives)

            Heraldic symbolism of Raitt Coats of Arms  

                                          

Raitt context (how our family history fits in)  

            Biography of Gervaise de Rathe

           Other de Rathes (possible family members)  

            Letters referring to Alexander de Rathe

            Which Raitts were where when?


Raitt locations

           Rait Castle - architecture

           Rait Castle - owners and occupants

            Rait Castle photos  MODS

            Rait lands

           Raitt residences (Hallgreen, Red Castle, Anniston House, Dunnottar, Drumtochty)

            Other Raitt locations (places associated with the name - Rait, Raitts, Raith, Rath, Rhaetia)


World Raitts (quick access to country top pages)  


Scottish Raitts  

          Angus Raitts  

              Raits of Anniston

                    Anniston family bible

              Hallgreen Raits of Angus (branches in Cononsyth, Pitforthie, Inverkeilor)  

                  Alexander Raitt (Secretary to Earl of Mar)  

              Arbroath Raitts (John Raitt/Jean Meikison and James Raitt)  MODS

                   Raitt - Meikison origins  

                   Alexander Raitt (elder brother of John - wife Mary Stormont)  

                  John Raitt (1805) (and Elizabeth Dorward - my great great grandparents)

                   Elizabeth Dorward Raitt (my great grand aunt, married W. R. Doig)

                   Margaret Phillips Raitt (my great grand aunt, remained single)

                   David Dorward Raitt (my paternal great grandfather)   

                          David Raitt (eldest son of David Dorward Raitt)  

                           John Purvis Raitt (youngest son of David Dorward Raitt)  

                          William Raitt (middle son of DDR and my paternal grandfather)

                                William Raitt’s children (my uncles, aunts and cousins)

                                      David Raitt (my family)

                Ye olde Raitt shoppes  

                Raitts of Conon and Colliston  

                Raitts of Liff, Benvie and Invergowrie       

          Kincardineshire Raitts   MODS

                  Raits of Hallgreen

                        Hallgreen Rait family tree (includes Angus descendants)

          Aberdeenshire Raitts      NEW  

          Lanarkshire Raitts (Raitts from Arbroath; Raitts in Coatbridge)  

          Other Scottish Raitts

         

          Raitt families in the 1841 and 1851 censuses

          Raitt Christian names and occupations in 1841

          Early Raitt family trees in Angus

                David Reat’s tree  

          All Raitts in early history (or many of them)

          Religious Raitts  

          Military Raitts    

          Some illustrious Raitts

          Raitt Master Mariners (being a seaman in days of sail)

                Requirements for Certificates of Competency

                Arbroath mariners (related to the Raitts)

                Other Raitt mariners (not from Arbroath)  

                Raitt wrecks (the shipwrecks suffered by our ancestors)


          Raitt relations (families my Raitt ancestors and relations married into)

              Purvis family tree (my paternal great grandmother’s paternal side)

              Wilkie family tree (my paternal great grandmother’s maternal side)

              Scorgie tree (my paternal grandmother’s paternal side)

              Sangster family tree  (my paternal grandmother’s paternal side - includes Robertson)

              Kelman family tree (my paternal grandmother’s paternal side - includes Lawrence)

              Smith family tree (my paternal grandmother’s maternal side)

              Willocks family tree (my paternal grandmother’s maternal side - includes Hutcheon and Doig)

              Lindsay family (my maternal grandmother’s side)

               Lindsay tree (my maternal grandmother's family tree)  

              Jean Lindsay (my maternal grandmother)  

                      Ormonde family tree (my maternal grandmother’s first child)

              Taylor tree (my maternal grandfather’s side)

              McKee tree (my paternal aunt’s side)

              Carroll tree (my paternal uncle’s side)

              Guest tree (my paternal uncle’s side)

              McAneny tree (my paternal uncle’s side)

              West tree (my paternal aunt’s side)

              Hanan family (my maternal granduncle side in New Zealand)  

              Maternal ancestors (my female bloodline - Skair, Mollison, Stewart, Duncan, Drummond, Lindsay)

              

American Raitts (including Rait, Reat, Rhett)   MODS

        Raitt name variations in early censuses  

                Raitt/Rait  

                Reat  

                Rhett  

                Rate  

                Wraight  

        Raitt families in the 1880 US census

        Raitt occupations in 1880

        John (Dorward) Raitt (my paternal great grand-uncle)

        James Dorward Raitt (my paternal great grand-uncle)

                James Dorward Raitt’s journal

                Jane Keill’s journal - 2007

                     Jane Keill’s journal - 2013

                Elizabeth (Abbot) Raitt’s life story

                     Elizabeth Raitt’s story of the Blizzard of 1888

        California Raitts (including descendants from Manitoba and NY Raitts)  

                California Raitts from South Dakota (descendants of Granville Raitt from England)  

        Iowa Raitts from Maine (George Raitt from Maine and descendants)  

        Iowa Raitts from New York (Robert Raitt from Bovina and descendants)  

        Maine Raitts (Captain Alexander Raitt and descendants)  

        Maryland Raitts (John Raitt and descendants)

        Michigan Raitts (the Raytowskys from Poland)  

        Mississippi Raitts (Thomas Raitt and descendants)  

        New Jersey Raitts (Samuel Bowden Raitt and descendants)

        New York Raitts (different families there including my own)

                Bovina Raitts (descendants of Thomas Raitt in Delaware County, NY)  

                Bovina Raitts family tree

        Virginia Reats (James Reat, silversmith, and family)

        Pillars of Society (biographies of IL and ME relatives)

        William Raitt, granite cutter (family from Aberdeen in IL, RI and CA)


Canadian Raitts  

        Manitoba Raitts (William Raitt’s descendants from Scotland)       

        New Brunswick Raitts (Alexander Raitt and MN descendants)

                    William Raitt’s History of the Raitts

        From New Brunswick to Jamaica


Australian Raitts (top page)


English Raitts  (top page)

        London Raitts   NEW


New Zealand Raitts (James Raitt’s descendants from Arbroath)   MODS

        Lyttelton Raitts  NEW


Nicaraguan Raitts (descended from Oswald Raitt of Nairn)  


South African Raitts (top page)  MODS

        Anastatius Raitt    

        James Rait   


Bavarian Raitts

         Genealogy and Register of Raitt Family up to 1683

         Bavarian Raitt names

         Bavarian Raitt translation  (English translation of manuscript)  


Some Raitt family ancestors (photographs)  

        Some modern Raitts and relations (photographs)  MODS

        Some Raitt family graves (photographs)  MODS

                Gravestone inscriptions


Raitt DNA

        My yDNA (Oxford Ancestors)

        My mtDNA (Oxford Ancestors)

        My YDNA (BritainsDNA)  

        My mtDNA (BritainsDNA)

        Raitt redheads

        Raitt blue-eyed boys (and girls)

        Overview of DNA  

    

Statistical Accounts of Scotland

        Forfarshire

                Arbroath

                St Vigeans

                Cortachy & Clova

                Glenisla

                Kirriemuir                

                Lethnot & Navar

                Menmuir

                Tannadice

        Kincardineshire

        Banffshire


Other pages

Raitt anecdotes (stories about ancestors and relatives)

Raitt blog (musings and commentaries)

Raitt readings (various books I have read for background)  

Raitt timeline (what was happening where when Raitts were around)  

Raitt writings (poetry and short stories by various Raitts)  

    Charles Raitt

   David Raitt

   David Ian Raitt

    Andrew Raitt    

    Ethel Marian Raitt

    Bonnie Raitt

Scotland’s prehistory (life some 20.000 years ago)

Web sites (of interest for further research)

World Raitts (top page giving quick access to countries)  




Recent additions and updates


5 March 2017


•     New page added for London Raitts

•     New page added for Aberdeenshire Raitts

•     Additions and modifications to New Zealand Raitts pages

•     Additions to Kincardineshire Raitts page (Arthur G. Raitt)

•     Additions to American Raitts page under MT, WV, WI, WY

•     Minor additions and/or corrections made on other pages



24 October 2016


•     New page added for James Rait in South Africa

•     Additions to Anastatius Raitt page

•     New page added for Iowa Raitts from Maine

•     New page added from Iowan Raitts from New York

•     Additions to American Raitts page

•     Robert Raitt moved from Bovina Raitts page to Iowa Raitts from NY

•     New pix added to Modern Raitts, Family Graves and Rait Castle pages

•     New poet (Andrew Raitt) added under Raitt Writings - also Bonnie Raitt

•     Minor additions, modifications and/or corrections made on other pages



25 August 2016


•     New page added for Raitt-owned shops in Arbroath

•     Modifications to William Raitt and John Purvis Raitt pages

•     New blog entry - Home thoughts from abroad

•     Additions to Heraldic symbolism page (Black Cross - Holy Rood)

•     Minor modifications and/or corrections made on several other pages



31 July 2016


•     Modifications and updates to Lindsay page, plus page for tree

•     New page added on the Hanan family (married into my Lindsays)

•     Three new books added under Raitt Readings at bottom

•     New page added on Raitt blue eyes

•     Additions on Raitts of Conon and Colliston page

•     Some additional information added for William Raitt

•     Two new Raitt Anecdotes (at bottom)

•     A few additional photos added to Raitt Ancestors pages

•     Minor modifications made on several other pages








Potential forthcoming additions


              Pages on Ohio, Montana, Texas Raitts

              Pages on Dundee and Aberdeen Raitts

              More on Conon Raitts

              Pages for Australian, Irish and Jamaican Raitts

              Additional pages for Canadian and NZ Raitts

              More details of other California Raitts

              New material on Rhaetia

              Raitt name variations in British censuses

              Updating of family trees

              A possible link to the name Raat

              Details on the Raitts of Arbuthnott, Aberdeen and Dundee

              Individual pages for my cousin’s spouses’ families

              Individual pages for American Raitt Scottish families - Munro, Crabb, Mottley

              More detailed pages for related families such as Dorward, Stormont, Kinnear

              Gazetteer of place names associated with the families in Scotland

              History in the making at the time of the de Rathes

              Page on families that I am trying or intending to follow up on