Crest: An anchor, Proper
Motto: Spero Meliora (I hope for better things)
Origin of Name: Territorial
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan
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The surname Rait, also seen as Raitt and Rate, has been taken from different places all over the country, and so many of the families who assumed this name are not actually related to one and other. Nairn, Perth, and Ayrshire all have places named Rait, aswell as Fife with Raith.
The ancient castle of Rait, near Geddes, Nairn, is where the family Rait of that Ilk took their name, but as of around the start of the 15th century, they had almost completely vanished from the north.
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