The Arthurson family history stretches back to the clans of the Dalriadan kingdom on the sea-swept Hebrides
islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland
. The name Arthurson is derived from the Celtic personal name Arthur.
It denotes the 'son of arthur', which means noble one.
Early Origins of the Arthurson family
The surname Arthurson was first found in Argyllshire
(Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland
corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute
, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland
to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Arthurson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arthurson research.Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1427, 1767, and 1817 are included under the topic Early Arthurson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Arthurson Spelling Variations
Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations
. In various documents Arthurson has been spelled MacArthur, MacArtair, MacArter and many more.
Early Notables of the Arthurson family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
from early times was Alister MacArthur who was beheaded by James I in 1427; and John MacArthur of the Strachur branch (1767) who journeyed to Australia
with the 102nd Regiment. He became actively involved in the development... Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arthurson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Arthurson family to Ireland
Some of the Arthurson family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 158 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Arthurson family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Arthurson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Margaret Arthurson, aged 27, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "James Fernie" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Friday 17th November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) James Fernie 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/jamesfernie1854.shtml
The Arthurson 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: Fide et opera
Motto Translation: By fidelity and work.