Ayrthe is a name whose ancestors lived among the Picts
, a tribe in ancient Scotland
. The Ayrthe 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 Ayrthe family
The surname Ayrthe 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 Ayrthe family
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Ayrthe Spelling Variations
The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations
. Ayrthe has been spelled Airth, Airthe, Arthe, D'Arthe, Dearthe, D'Airth, Dairth(e), Erth, D'Erth and many more.
Early Notables of the Ayrthe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ayrthe family to the New World and Oceana
The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland
. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England
and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence
. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Ayrthe: John Arth who arrived in Philadelphia in 1740.