Rae Clan Book
Found not only in the Scottish Borders and present-day Dumfries and Galloway from earliest times, the Rae name was also to be found in the far-flung Highlands.
With broadsword and battle-axe in hand, many bearers of the name were present at pivotal events in the nation’s frequently turbulent history, while others – in a number of popular spelling variants of the name such as ‘Ray’ - have found fame and acclaim through decidedly more peaceful endeavours and pursuits.
In the world of contemporary music, Corinne Bailey Rae is the award-winning British singer and songwriter whose best-selling albums include her 2008 The Sea, while Johnnie Ray was the American singer, songwriter, pianist and recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame whose hits include his 1954 Alexander’s Ragtime Band and, from 1956, Who’s Sorry Now.
Presented here are the stirring and inspiring lives of times of bearers of the Rae name and its spelling variants.