It is thought that they are a family in the Clan Bruce, and are descendants of the one-time King of Scotland, Robert the Bruce. The name Rankilor is one spelling of the original family group. Rankilor is the family name of a British family whose origins were Scottish. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Others include Rankeillour, Rankeillor, and Rankeilour. There are farms in Fife, Scotland, called Rankeilour Mains and Over Rankeilour and there is a Rankeillor Street in Edinburgh. There is also a Mr. Rankeillor in Robert Louis Stevenson' s book Kidnapped. One part of the family settled in the Birmingham area, and one member was the founding Secretary of the National Union of Teachers. Another part of the family settled in Guernsey in the 19th century, where in addition to school teaching, they owned the Rankilor Shipyard in Saint Sampson, making boats and schooners.