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Today's generation of the Auchmoody family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts. The first family to use the name Auchmoody lived at Auchmuty, in the parish of Markinch, in the county of Fifeshire.

Auchmoody Early Origins



The surname Auchmoody 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.

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Auchmoody Spelling Variations


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Auchmoody Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of 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.

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Auchmoody Early History


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Auchmoody Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Auchmoody research. Another 258 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1466, 1517, 1600, 1606, 1650, and 1669 are included under the topic Early Auchmoody History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Auchmoody Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Auchmoody Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Auchmoody Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Auchmoody In Ireland


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Auchmoody In Ireland



Some of the Auchmoody family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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 Ameri ca. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Auchmoody:

Auchmoody Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Auchmoody, who arrived in New York in 1731

Auchmoody Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G. P. Auchmoody who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Auchmoody (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Auchmoody (post 1700)



  • Lester Auchmoody, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Westchester County 2nd District, 1920, 1922

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Motto


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    8. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Auchmoody Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Auchmoody 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 28 October 2015 at 09:39.

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