The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland
were the first to use the name Ad. The Ad family lived at Auld in Ayrshire.
Early Origins of the Ad family
The surname Ad was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
, where the surname was recorded as Ealda in an Old English charter of 765. The family continued to prosper in this area for centuries and by 1284, John Alde was listed as servitor of the Earl of Carrick. By 1302 they had also acquired estates in Perthshire
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Early History of the Ad family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ad research.Another 242 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1477, 1488, 1494, 1501, 1532, 1542, and 1635 are included under the topic Early Ad History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ad Spelling Variations
The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred
years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Ad has appeared as Auld, Alda, Alde, Ald, Aulde, MacAuld and others.
Early Notables of the Ad family (pre 1700)
Migration of the Ad family to Ireland
Some of the Ad family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 264 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ad family to the New World and Oceana
As the persecution of Clan
families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence
allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them: Robert Auld of Kilbride who was banished to North America in 1679.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ad (post 1700)
- Ad Wimbs, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1896 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Ad Bol (b. 1970), Dutch director and screenwriter
- Ad de Bont, playwrite
The Ad Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtute et constantia
Motto Translation: By courage and perseverance.