Rawlins [Rawlin, Rawline, Rawling] are derivatives of Raoulin (Rawle)[Fr. for Ralph]. According to Black1, this was a noted surname within Dumfries-shire, Scotland throughout the 16th century. David Rawlynge held a "botha seu opella" in Dumfries, 1588 (Retours, Dumfries, 367). Marcus Raulling in Glencapill, 1630, Catherine Railing in Dumfries, 1642, and Thomas Rawling of Dumfries, 1696, are in the same record (Dumfries).
Rawlins is the surname most recently recognized as a family allied with the Maxwells.
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