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Niddrie Surname History



The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the Niddrie family, who lived in Midlothian, Scotland. Today, Niddrie is a suburb of south east Edinburgh, Scotland and an electoral district near Melbourne, Australia.


Early Origins of the Niddrie family


The surname Niddrie was first found in Midlothian where they held a family seat in the lands of Niddry in the parish of Libberton. Alexander of Niddrie (Nodref) was the first on record, he is believed to be the son of the first settler who moved north in the train of the Earl of Huntingdon, later to be David, King of Scotland, and these many Normans were granted lands by the King. Niddry Castle is a fourteenth-century tower house near Winchburgh, West Lothian, Scotland. Mary, Queen of Scots stayed there on the 2nd of May in 1568, after her escape from captivity in Loch Leven Castle.

Early History of the Niddrie family


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Niddrie Spelling Variations


Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Niddry, Niddrie, Niddray, Niddrey, Nidderey, Nudre, Nudrey, Nudry, Nudrie, Nuddre, Nuddrey, Nuddry, Nudery, Nidry, Nidrie, Nidray, Nidrey, Nideray and many more.

Early Notables of the Niddrie family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Niddrie family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Niddrie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Niddrie (b. 1863 in the Scottish Highlands), came twice to Canada, first in 1876 and again in 1885, where he was a teacher and missionary, ordained in 1915

Niddrie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Grathwaite Niddrie, who arrived in Victoria, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1853
  • James Niddrie, who arrived in Victoria, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1853
  • Francis Niddrie, who arrived in Victoria, Australia aboard the ship "Commodore Perry" in 1861

Niddrie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Low Niddrie, aged 49, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Eliza Niddrie, aged 31, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Mary Ann Niddrie, aged 12, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Roseanne Niddrie, aged 7, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Arthur Niddrie, aged 4, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
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Contemporary Notables of the name Niddrie (post 1700)


  • John W. Niddrie (1863-1940), Scottish-born pioneer and missionary in Canada; his memoirs were collected in a book entitled "Niddrie of the North-West"
  • Frederick James Niddrie (1889-1958), Canadian farmer and politician, member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta (1950 to 1958)
  • David Niddrie, Canadian photographer

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