The tale of the name Auchterlowney begins with a family who lived in Auchterlonie, near Forfar, in the county of Angus.
Early Origins of the Auchterlowney family
The surname Auchterlowney 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.
Early History of the Auchterlowney family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Auchterlowney research.Another 225 words (16 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 Auchterlowney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Auchterlowney Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. Auchterlowney has been spelled Auchterlonie, Auchterlony, Ochterlonie, Ochterlony, Ouchterlony, Ochterlonee, Aughterlony, Aughterloney, Aughterlonie, Auchterlowney, Auchterlownie, Achterlonie, Achterlony, Oughterlonie and many more.
Early Notables of the Auchterlowney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Auchterlowney family to the New World and Oceana
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence
. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan
societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Auchterlowney: John Auchterlony who settled in Maryland in 1740.
Contemporary Notables of the name Auchterlowney (post 1700)
- Thomas Auchterlowney, Lawyer
The Auchterlowney 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: Deus mihi adjutor
Motto Translation: God is my helper.