Origins Available: Irish
The surname Seath was both an Irish and Scotch name. It is derived from the Gaelic personal name
"Sithech," meaning "wolf."
Early Origins of the Seath family
The surname Seath was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, where they held a family seat
on the lands of Muthill with manor and estates in that shire. The first mention of the Clan
was their recorded presence at the General Council by King Malcolm Canmore at Forfar in 1061. However, this name has come to be known as Irish where it is a common name, especially in north-east Ulster.
Early History of the Seath family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seath research.Another 202 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1689, 1799, 1825, 1843, 1876, and 1895 are included under the topic Early Seath History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Seath Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Shaw, Shawe, Shave, Sheaves, Shaves, Shay, Shayes and many more.
Early Notables of the Seath family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Seath family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Seath Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Seath, who landed in New York in 1830 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Seath (post 1700)
- David Coutts Seath (1914-1997), Former accountant and politician of the National Party
- Sir Alec Seath Kirkbride (1897-1978), British diplomat, Ambassador of Great Britain to Amman (1946)
The Seath 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: Te Ipsum nosce
Motto Translation: know thyself.