This site is dedicated to the One-Name Study of the RETTIE surname.

The study is registered with the Guild of One Name Studies.
Logo for the Guild of One-Name Studies. Click here to go to their home page.

The Guild define a one-name study as a project researching the genealogy and family history of all persons with a given surname – as opposed to researching a particular pedigree or specific descendancy.

My aims are as follows:

  1. to discover the origin of the surname
  2. to investigate changes in the geographical distribution of the surname over the centuries
  3. to attempt to reconstruct the genealogy of as many lines as possible bearing the name

2 thoughts on “Home

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    I have a direct ancestor whose surname was Rettie. Her name was Margaret Rettie. She was born about 1822 in Monquhitter, Aberdeenshire, and died 1 July 1908 in Aberdeen. She was married to John Hay. Have you stumbled across her in your investigations into the Rettie surname?


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