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Carstares Early Origins



The surname Carstares 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.

Carstairs is a parish in the Upper ward of the county of Lanark that includes the village of Ravenstruther. "The name is most probably derived from the word Car, or Caer, signifying "a fort," and stair, or stairs, "a possession;" descriptive of an estate or possession in a fortified place." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Carstares Early History


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Carstares Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carstares research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1259, 1450, 1536, 1649, 1715, 1703 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Carstares History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carstares Spelling Variations


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Carstares Spelling Variations



The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Carstares 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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Carstares Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carstares Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carstares Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carstares In Ireland


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Carstares In Ireland



Some of the Carstares family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were: Thomas Carstairs settled in Virginia in 1700.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carstares (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carstares (post 1700)



  • Wiliam Carstares (1649-1715), Scottish clergyman

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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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