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The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Abernethy. It comes from at the place named Abernethy in southeastern Perthshire. The place name is of Pictish origin, meaning "mouth of the river Nethy." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Abernethy Early Origins



The surname Abernethy was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland at Abernethy, a parish that " derives its name from Aber, signifying in Gaelic, in conjunction with Nethy, the 'termination of Nethy' which is descriptive of the situation of the church, near the entrance of that river into the Spey." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The Abernethy family appear in ancient records as lay abbots of the Culdee Monastery of Abernethy in Strathearn in the 12th century. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)

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Abernethy Spelling Variations


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Abernethy Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Abernethy has appeared Abernethy, Anernethie, Abernathy, Abernathie, Albirnyth, Abirnethie, Abernettie and many more.

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Abernethy Early History


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Abernethy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abernethy research. Another 423 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1162, 1189, 1196, 1296, 1399, 1465 and 1560 are included under the topic Early Abernethy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Abernethy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Abernethy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Abernethy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Abernethy name:

Abernethy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Abernethy, who arrived in Connecticut in 1718

Abernethy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Abernethy, who landed in America in 1804
  • William Abernethy, who arrived in America in 1804
  • William Abernethy, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Abel Abernethy, aged 27, landed in New York in 1812
  • William Abernethy, who landed in New York in 1818
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Abernethy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Abernethy, aged 26, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Abernethy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Abernethy (post 1700)



  • Virginia Deane Abernethy (b. 1934), American professor of psychiatry and anthropology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Bob Abernethy (b. 1927), American NBC News correspondent for over forty years
  • Arthur Talmage Abernethy (1872-1956), American journalist, scholar, theologian and poet, the first North Carolina Poet Laureate (1948)
  • George Abernethy (1807-1877), American pioneer,entrepreneur, and first Governor of Oregon
  • James Abernethy FRSE (1814-1896), Scottish civil engineer, responsible for the Swansea docks, Aire and Calder Navigation and the Cardiff Docks
  • Glen Abernethy (b. 1971), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories (2007)
  • Thomas Gerstle Abernethy (1903-1998), American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Roy Abernethy (1906-1977), American businessman, CEO of American Motors Corporation from February 1962 to January 1967
  • Charles Laban Abernethy (1872-1955), American politician, Democratic U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1922 and 1935
  • Bruce Abernethy (b. 1962), Australian rules football player
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Abernethy Historic Events


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Abernethy Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Roderic Bell Abernethy (1909-1941), Australian Petty Officer Telegraphist from Wellington, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Motto


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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: In Christo salus
Motto Translation: Salvation is in Christ.


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Citations


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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  10. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  11. ...

The Abernethy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Abernethy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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