Picts. The first family to use the name Auchmoody lived at Auchmuty, in the parish of Markinch, in the county of Fifeshire.
Early Origins of the Auchmoody family
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 Auchmoody family
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Auchmoody Spelling Variations
spelling variations with single names. Auchmoody has appeared Auchmuty, Achmuty, Auchmutie, Achmutie, Auchmouttie, Admuty, Achmoutie, Admowty, Auchmowtie, Achinmoutie, Auchinmouttie, Achmuty, Admuty, Auchmouthie, Auchmutty, Auchmoody and many more.
Early Notables of the Auchmoody family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Auchmoody family to Ireland
Some of the Auchmoody family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Auchmoody family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Auchmoody:
Auchmoody Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Auchmoody Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Auchmoody (post 1700)
The Auchmoody 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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