The ancestors of the first family to use the name Ayrth lived among the ancient Scottish people called the Picts
. The Ayrth family lived in the barony of Airth in Stirlingshire. "The Gaelic term ard, or ardhé, signifying a hill, is supposed to have given the name to this place, in which the eminence called the Hill of Airth is a conspicuous feature, and forms a striking contrast to the level district by which it is surrounded." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early Origins of the Ayrth family
The surname Ayrth was first found in the county of Stirling
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Sruighlea), a former county in central Scotland
, which now makes up parts of the Council Areas of East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, North Lanarkshire
, where they were long settled in the barony of Airth near Larbert, Stirlingshire.
Early History of the Ayrth family
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Ayrth Spelling Variations
In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations
in names were common even among members of one family unit. Ayrth has appeared Airth, Airthe, Arthe, D'Arthe, Dearthe, D'Airth, Dairth(e), Erth, D'Erth and many more.
Early Notables of the Ayrth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ayrth family to the New World and Oceana
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland
, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan
societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Ayrth: John Arth who arrived in Philadelphia in 1740.