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Atholl Early Origins



The surname Atholl 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.

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Atholl Spelling Variations


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Atholl Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Atholl, Athol, Athole, Athetle, Athet and others.

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Atholl Early History


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Atholl Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atholl research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1291, 1592 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Atholl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Atholl Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Atholl Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Atholl 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Atholl Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Atholl who went to Pictou, Nova Scotia, as a Scottish emigrant in 1801

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Contemporary Notables of the name Atholl (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Atholl (post 1700)



  • Katherine Marjory Atholl (1874-1960), Scottish politician

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Atholl Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. 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. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
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    The Atholl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Atholl 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 January 2014 at 13:18.

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