The current generations of the Airth family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. The Airth family lived in the barony of Airth in Stirlingshire. "The Gaelic term ard, or ardhé, signifying a hill, is supposed to have given the name to this place, in which the eminence called the Hill of Airth is a conspicuous feature, and forms a striking contrast to the level district by which it is surrounded." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early Origins of the Airth family
The surname Airth was first found in the county of Stirling
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Sruighlea), a former county in central Scotland
, which now makes up parts of the Council Areas of East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, North Lanarkshire
, where they were long settled in the barony of Airth near Larbert, Stirlingshire.
Early History of the Airth family
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Airth Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Airth has been spelled Airth, Airthe, Arthe, D'Arthe, Dearthe, D'Airth, Dairth(e), Erth, D'Erth and many more.
Early Notables of the Airth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Airth family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Airth Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- John Airth, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
- James Airth, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
- Ester Airth, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
- James Airth, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
- Jane Airth, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
Contemporary Notables of the name Airth (post 1700)
- Rennie Airth (b. 1935), South African novelist