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Auchinachie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

A family in the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland was the first to use the name Auchinachie. They lived at Auchmuty, in the parish of Markinch, in the county of Fifeshire.

Early Origins of the Auchinachie family

The surname Auchinachie was first found in Fife, where they were chiefs of the lands known as Auchmuty in the parish of Markinch. The first on record was Rotheri of Auchmuty in the year 1296, followed by Florence in 1334 who confirmed the lands of Auchmuty in 1334.

Early History of the Auchinachie family

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Auchinachie Spelling Variations

In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Auchinachie has been spelled Auchmuty, Achmuty, Auchmutie, Achmutie, Auchmouttie, Admuty, Achmoutie, Admowty, Auchmowtie, Achinmoutie, Auchinmouttie, Achmuty, Admuty, Auchmouthie, Auchmutty, Auchmoody and many more.

Early Notables of the Auchinachie family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Auchinachie family to Ireland

Some of the Auchinachie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Auchinachie family to the New World and Oceana

In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Auchinachie:

Auchinachie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jane Pray Auchinachie, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920

The Auchinachie 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: Dum spiro spero
Motto Translation: While I have breath I hope.

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