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Ratliff Genealogy and Ratliff Family History Information

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  • Elizabeth Frasure (deceased)
    Per correspondence (see below) with a direct descendant of John B. Frasure, this Elizabeth Ratliff Frasure most likely did NOT marry the John B. Frasure who was born 1834, the son of Robert T. Frasure ...
  • Fannie Mae Jones (1895 - 1942)
    Birth: Jul. 28, 1895 Anson County North Carolina, USA Death: Jul. 9, 1942 Cheraw Chesterfield County South Carolina, USA Daughter of George Ratliff and Mary Hinson. Family links: Parents: Ma...
  • Hannah Lykins (c.1800 - d.)
  • Mary Sellers Ratliff Henry (1868 - 1931)
    Birth: 1868 Anson County North Carolina, USA Death: Aug. 1, 1931 Morven Anson County North Carolina, USA Mary Hinson Sellers Ratliff Henry Married first Thomas Sellers Married second George W. Ra...

About the Ratliff surname

The name is Anglo-Norman in origin. What we know today as Norsemen or Vikings, these people were conquerers and ruled large parts of England in the 11th century. They were great hunters and built many castles all around the English countryside, these were used like hunting lodges as housing and rest stops. The name is today a derivitive of RADCLIFF, which is a very prominate name in Great Britain. Now Ratliff, Radcliff, and Ratcliff weren't the only names of Anglo-Norman origin, there were of course many others. But the Ratliff name is a heritage of rich and exciting history. If you are a Ratliff, your ancesters were great and powerful people and you can be proud of your family name. There are many famous people named Ratliff today, just do a search for Ratliff in your browser bar and take a look. If you are looking for your ancient relitives, then Happy Hunting.