Auchterlonie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Today's generation of the Auchterlonie family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts. The first family to use the name Auchterlonie lived in Auchterlonie, near Forfar, in the county of Angus.

Early Origins of the Auchterlonie family

The surname Auchterlonie was first found in Forfarshire part of the Tayside region of North Eastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, where they were anciently an old family of Angus seated on the lands of Auchterlonie near Forfar from about the year 1200. The first on record was John Auchterlonie who exchanged his lands for his son's lands of Kenny, later Kelly, in 1226.

Important Dates for the Auchterlonie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Auchterlonie research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1st , 1296, 1388, 1410, 1430, 1457, 1514, 1518, 1643, 1648, 1661, 1663 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Auchterlonie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Auchterlonie 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. Auchterlonie has appeared Auchterlonie, Auchterlony, Ochterlonie, Ochterlony, Ouchterlony, Ochterlonee, Aughterlony, Aughterloney, Aughterlonie, Auchterlowney, Auchterlownie, Achterlonie, Achterlony, Oughterlonie and many more.

Early Notables of the Auchterlonie family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Auchterlonie family

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 Auchterlonie: John Auchterlony who settled in Maryland in 1740.

Contemporary Notables of the name Auchterlonie (post 1700)

  • Lawrence "Laurie" Auchterlonie (1868-1948), Scottish professional golfer
  • William "Willie" Auchterlonie (1872-1963), Scottish golf club maker
  • Dorothy Auchterlonie (1915-1991), English-born Australian academic, literary critic and poet
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