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Carstairs Early Origins



The surname Carstairs was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Carstairs Spelling Variations


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Carstairs Spelling Variations



Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Carstairs has been spelled Carstair, Carstairs, Kerstairs, Kerstair, Carstare, Carstares, Cairstare, Cairstares, Carrstairs, Carrstare, Carrstarr, Carstarr, Carstarrs, Carrstarrs, Kerrstarr and many more.

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Carstairs Early History


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Carstairs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carstairs research. Another 405 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1259, 1450, 1536, 1649, 1715, 1703 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Carstairs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carstairs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carstairs Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carstairs 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



The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:

Carstairs Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Carstairs settled in Virginia in 1700
  • Thomas Carstairs, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1784

Carstairs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Carstairs arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carstairs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carstairs (post 1700)



  • Carroll Chevalier Carstairs MC (1888-1948), American art dealer and author who served in the Grenadier Guards of the British Army during World War I
  • Alan MacMillan Carstairs (b. 1939), Australian politician, Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council from 1996 to 1997
  • Marion Barbara "Joe" Carstairs (1900-1993), British power boat racer and heiress
  • Sharon Carstairs PC (b. 1942), Canadian politician, Canadian Senator (1994-2011), Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party (1984-1993)
  • John Paddy Carstairs (1914-1970), born John Keys, British novelist and film director who directed over 40 films
  • Professor George Morrison Carstairs, Psychiatrist, Chancellor of York University
  • Charles Young Carstairs, Government Advisor

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Motto


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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: Te splendente
Motto Translation: Whilst thou art shining.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
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    The Carstairs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carstairs 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 May 2014 at 14:59.

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