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The ancestors of the Arbuthnot family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in the old barony of Arbuthnot in Kincardineshire where the name was found since very early times. As surname usage became more prevalent in the 11th century, names based on the name of the localisty of the bearer where quite common. The first bearer of this name on record was Hugh de Aberbothenoth, also known as "Dominus" and "Thanus" de Aberbuthenoth, who lived in the time of King William I, the Lion of Scotland (1143-1214.)

Arbuthnot Early Origins



The surname Arbuthnot was first found in the county of Kincardineshire (Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland, and part of the Aberdeenshire Council Area since 1996, from very ancient times, being from the old barony of Arbuthnot. In 1150, Hugh Arbuthnot obtained the lands from William Olifard in a dispute with then sheriff of Mearns. He is the first recorded Chief, although it is contended that the Clan records go back to 1105 A.D. The first official Chief recorded was Philip, Chief of the Clan in 1335. He was directly descended from Hugh. The Clan was described as the most thriving name in Peterhead, where Adam Arbuthnot would later found the Museum. Arbuthnott is a small village in northeast Scotland, 26 miles south of Aberdeen.

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Arbuthnot Spelling Variations


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Arbuthnot Spelling Variations



Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Arbuthnot include Arbutnott, Arbuthnott, Arbuthnet, Arbuthnett, Arbuthnoth, Arbutton, Arbothnet, Erbutnott and many more.

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Arbuthnot Early History


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Arbuthnot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arbuthnot research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1105, 1335, 1667, 1735, 1920, 1625, 1655, 1641, 1654, 1705, 1689, 1702, 1682, 1674, 1721, 1707, 1654, 1705, 1689, 1702, 1667 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Arbuthnot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arbuthnot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arbuthnot Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Robert Arbuthnot (c.1625-1655), created 1st Viscount of Arbuthnott in 1641 by Charles I of England, a Scottish Peer and Privy Counsellor; and his second son, Alexander Arbuthnot of Knox, Sr (1654-1705) was a Scottish politician for Kincardineshire as Commissioner to the Parliament of...

Another 83 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arbuthnot 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



The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Arbuthnot:

Arbuthnot Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • David Arbuthnot, who arrived in Long Island in 1656

Arbuthnot Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Arbuthnot, who landed in Leeward Islands in 1705
  • John Arbuthnot who settled in Philadelphia in 1747

Arbuthnot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Arbuthnot, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • George V Arbuthnot, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849
  • John Arbuthnot, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849
  • Samuel Arbuthnot, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • James Arbuthnot, who came to Maryland in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Arbuthnot Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Arbuthnot, aged 50, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard"
  • George Arbuthnot, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard"
  • James Arbuthnot, aged 17, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard"
  • Nancy Arbuthnot, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard"
  • Sarah Arbuthnot, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arbuthnot (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arbuthnot (post 1700)



  • Mariot Arbuthnot (1711-1794), British Royal Navy Admiral during the American War for Independence
  • John Arbuthnot (1754-1800), 7th Viscount of Arbuthnott
  • John Arbuthnot (1703-1791), 6th Viscount of Arbuthnott
  • Charles Arbuthnot (1737-1820), Scottish abbot of the Scots Monastery, Regensburg, Germany and a mathematician
  • Hon Alexander Arbuthnot Sr of KnoxMP (1654-1705), Scottish politician
  • Alexander Arbuthnot (1674-1721), Baron of Exchequer
  • John Arbuthnot (1667-1735), Scottish physician and writer
  • Sir Hugh Fitzgerald Arbuthnot (1922-1983), 7th Baronet of Edinburgh, Master of the Duke of Buccleuch's Hounds
  • George Arbuthnot (1802-1865), British civil service, eponym of Arbuthnot Road, Hong Kong
  • Sir Alexander John Arbuthnot (1822-1907), British official and writer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Laus Deo
Motto Translation: Praise be to God.


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    Other References

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    2. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    6. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    11. ...

    The Arbuthnot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arbuthnot 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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