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Rattray Surname DNA Project


The Rattray family is documented back to 1100 AD and have inhabited the area around Blairgowrie and Rattray for 900 years. Many of us have hit a brick wall with our family research between 1700 and 1800 and cannot link into the documented lines. Clan Rattray Society hopes that by combining conventional genealogical research with scientific tests, relatives throughout the world will be identified, thereby grouping families more precisely. These contacts will allow the sharing of information and the furthering of your own research.


This project is for males with the surname of Rattray and variant spellings.  We use Y-DNA tests to prove or disprove connections between project members with Rattray and variant spellings.  The preference in tests would be with the 25-marker or higher tests to gain a higher level of confidence in the findings.  Since only males have a Y chromosome, females are encouraged to participate by encouraging their male Rattray relatives to join.


The Rattray surname project will use a combination of documented paper genealogies and the DNA tests to prove or disprove the relationships of individuals and lines.  Therefore, you must provide either a pedigree chart or sufficient documentation of your Rattray lineage in order to be approved to join the project.

We will respond to join requests within 5 – 10 days.


Once you become a member, when sufficient test results are in, we can help you understand broader interpretations or answer any questions that you may have or refer you to FTDNA staff to help you with some of those questions as needed.