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The chronicles of the Carnegie family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts. The ancestors of the Carnegie family lived in the old barony of Carnegie in Angus. One of the first records of the name was Duthac de Carnegy who witnessed a deed of sale in Aberdeen in 1383.

Carnegie Early Origins



The surname Carnegie was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where the was recorded as a family of great antiquity seated at Carnegie in the parish of Carmyllis in that shire. Confirmation of the grant of lands of Cairynegy was made by King David of Scotland in 1358 to then Chief of the Clan John Carnegie. He was descended from Jocelyn of Balinhard who was the progenitor of the family.

The former name of the Carnegies of Southesk was De Balinhard, but they assumed the name Carnegie in 1340 when they acquired the lands of Carnegie. Although the Clan can claim their initial descent from John de Balinhard, one of the first mentions of the name Carnegie was of Duthaac de Carnegy in 1383. A few years late, John Carnegy was the first of the name designated 'dominus ejusdem' or 'de eodem,' which is Anglicized to the expression 'of that Ilk' in 1450.

The line of descent from John de Balinhard died out in the 16th century, and so a new line was taken from his son Dutha c. In 1663, David, the eighth Chief, was created the Earl of Southesk. Later, James Carnegie, the fifth Earl of Southesk was present at the raising of the Standard on the Braes of Mar in 1715 and was the hero of the song "The Piper o' Dundee." His support for King James in the rising of 1715 and the defeat of the Jacobites lead eventually to the loss of the earldom. The Carnegies were generally loyal to the Stewart claim to the throne. Interestingly, Sir Alexander Cornegie of Pitarro managed to somehow have the earldom reinstated, and he became the ninth Earl of Southesk. Another branch of the family began the earldom of Ethie, and later managed to have it renamed the Earldom of Northesk in the 17th century.


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Carnegie Spelling Variations


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Carnegie Spelling Variations



When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Carnegie has been written Carnegie, Carnechie, Carnegey, Carnagie, Carnagee and many more.

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Carnegie Early History


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Carnegie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carnegie research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1530, 1409, 1575, 1658, 1583, 1669, 1649, 1688, 1661, 1699, 1611, 1667, 1627, 1679, 1643, 1688, 1685, 1729, 1700, 1669, 1674, 1681, 1682, 1685 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Carnegie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carnegie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carnegie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir David Carnegie, 1st Earl of Southesk, 1st Baron Carnegie of Kinnaird, 1st Baron Carnegie, of Kinnaird and Leuchards (1575-1658), a Scottish nobleman; James Carnegie, 2nd Earl of Southesk ( ca. 1583-1669), a Scottish nobleman; Robert Carnegie, 3rd Earl of Southesk (c.1649-1688); Charles Carnegie...

Another 67 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carnegie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Carnegie:

Carnegie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Carnegie, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Brisbane J H Carnegie, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1869

Carnegie Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • David Carnegie, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Carnegie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Fyfe Dal Carnegie landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • John de la Condamine Carnegie, aged 19, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • Emma Sarah Carnegie arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carnegie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carnegie (post 1700)



  • Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist, and the founder of the Carnegie Steel Company which later became U.S. Steel, by the time he died, Carnegie had given away US$350,695,653
  • Mary Elizabeth Carnegie (1916-2008), American educator and author in the field of nursing
  • Dale Carnegie (1888-1955), American writer and the developer of his famous courses in self-improvement
  • James Carnegie KT (1827-1905), 9th Earl of Southesk, known as Sir James Carnegie of Kinnaird and of Pitcarrow, Scottish nobleman
  • Sir James Carnegie of Kinnaird and of Pitcarrow, DL (1799-1849), 5th Baronet, was a Scottish politician
  • Sir James Carnegie of Pitcarrow (1716-1765), 3rd Baronet, a Scottish politician
  • Sir David Carnegie of Pitcarrow (1753-1805), 4th Baronet, a Scottish politician
  • Sir David Carnegie of Pitcarrow (b. 1708), 1st Baronet, a Scottish politician and baronet
  • David John MacRae Carnegie (1954-2010), 14th Earl of Northesk, styled Lord Rosehill between 1975 and 1994, Scottish peer, landowner and member of the House of Lords
  • Robert Andrew Carnegie (1926-1994), 13th Earl of Northesk, Scottish representative peer
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Carnegie
Carnagee, Carnagey, Carnagie, Carnechie, Carnegey, Carnegie, Carnegy, Cornagee, Cornagey, Cornagie, Cornechie, Cornegey, Cornegie, Cornegy and more.

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    Other References

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