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The noble Viking settlers who came to the rocky shores of Scotland in the Middle Ages brought with them the ancestors of the Bethune family. They lived in Béthune in Pas-de-Calais, Picardy, France.

Bethune Early Origins



The surname Bethune was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they acquired lands. "This illustrious name is traceable, beyond question, to Robert, surnamed Faisseus, seigneur of the town of Bethune, in Artois, in the year 1000, and there is good reason to suppose that he was a descendant of the ancient Counts of Artois." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Bethune Spelling Variations


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Bethune Spelling Variations



Scottish names from the Middle Ages vary enormously in their spellings. This is a result of the fact that there were no universal standards like dictionaries for scribes to judge by. The recorded spelling variations of the name Bethune include Bethune, Betune and others.

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Bethune Early History


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Bethune Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bethune research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1332, 1778 and 1545 are included under the topic Early Bethune History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bethune Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bethune Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bethune Notables 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



Settlers found farms all along the eastern part of what would become the United States and Canada. They provided a base and a backbone that would strengthen two great nations in the making. In the 20th century, the ancestors of those brave Scots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and Scottish historical societies. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Bethune or a variant listed above, including:

Bethune Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jon Bethune, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Bethune Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Bethune, who arrived in North Carolina in 1773 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Bethune Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Bethune, who landed in America in 1805 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Anne Bethune who settled in New York in 1822
  • N. Bethune, who settled in New York in 1825

Bethune Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Angus Bethune U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Bethune U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Rev. John Bethune U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Bethune Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Bethune, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Beth Bethune, aged 19, who landed in Red River, Canada in 1811
  • Ewan Bethune, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Edinburgh" in 1815
  • Johan Bethune, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1848
  • Meran Bethune, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bethune Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • J Bethune, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Mrs. Bethune, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Bethune Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Bethune, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Hydaspes" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HYDASPES 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Hydaspes.htm
  • Norman Bethune, aged 48, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Neptune" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 26 October 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Neptune 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/neptune1853.shtml.
  • Alexander Bethune, aged 28, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"
  • William Bethune, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"

Bethune Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Kenneth Bethune, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Cuba
  • Kenneth Bethune, aged 14, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cuba" in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bethune (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bethune (post 1700)



  • Dr. Henry Norman Bethune (1890-1939), Canadian physician, pioneer in mobile war-time blood transfusion units, who later worked in China where he became a Chinese national hero for his medical work
  • Gordon M Bethune (b. 1941), American Chairman and chief executive officer of Continental Airlines
  • Louise Blanchard Bethune (1856-1913), American first American female professional architect
  • Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955), American educator and activist, best known as the founder of the National Council for Negro Women
  • James Bethune (1470-1539), Scottish prelate and statesman
  • David Bethune (1494-1546), Scottish statesman
  • Alexander Bethune (1852-1947), Canadian merchant, Mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia (1907-1908)
  • Sir Alexander Bethune, 10th Chief of the Clan

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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: Debonnair
Motto Translation: Graceful.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HYDASPES 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Hydaspes.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 26 October 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Neptune 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/neptune1853.shtml.

Other References

  1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  2. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Bethune Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bethune 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.

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