Early Origins of the Athole family
The surname Athole 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 were anciently, recorded in the 8th century, seated in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland
. They were said to have been borne of seven sons of the King Cruithne. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. The family name became associated as a sept of the Clan
Dukes of Atholl. Allegiances were important to Scottish middle age survival. Later they held a family seat
at Glen Garry.
Early History of the Athole family
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Athole Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Atholl, Athol, Athole, Athetle, Athet and others.
Early Notables of the Athole family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Athole family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Athole Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Francis Athole settling in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1838