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Naysmith Surname History



The surname Naysmith was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by an ancient Scottish people called the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for someone who lived in the county of Renfrew.


Early Origins of the Naysmith family


The surname Naysmith was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Naysmith family


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Naysmith Spelling Variations


The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Naysmith has been spelled Naismith, Naysmith, Naesmyth, Nesmith, Nasmyth and others.

Early Notables of the Naysmith family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Naysmith family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:

Naysmith Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Peter M. Naysmith, aged 33, who landed in America from Pittenweem, Scotland, in 1910
  • Walter Naysmith, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Brayton, England, in 1911
  • Elizabeth Naysmith, aged 19, who emigrated to America from Musselburgh, Scotland, in 1913
  • Johnstone Naysmith, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Lochgelly, Scotland, in 1922
  • Stanley Naysmith, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1922
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Naysmith Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Naysmith, aged 34, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Mary Naysmith, aged 25, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Alexander Naysmith, aged 1, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Mary Argyle Naysmith, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Mr. K. Naysmith, Scottish settler from Tranent travelling from Leith aboard the ship 'Melbourne' arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 18th March 1861 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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Contemporary Notables of the name Naysmith (post 1700)


  • Richard Naysmith, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Gary Andrew Naysmith (b. 1978), Scottish footballer
  • Anne Naysmith (1937-2015), British classical pianist; she slept in her car for 26 years until 2002 when it was towed away and lived until her death in a handmade shelter next to Stamford Brook Underground station
  • John Douglas "Doug" Naysmith (b. 1941), British Labour Co-operative politician, Member of Parliament, for Bristol North West (1997 to 2010)

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Citations


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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