Cushnie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cushnie family

The surname Cushnie was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat in their territories in the parish of Leochel and Cushnie. "These two ancient parishes, the etymology of the names of which is altogether uncertain, were united in 1618, by a decreet of the lords of Plat; but this union was dissolved about three years subsequently, by the influence of Bishop Patrick Forbes, a central church for the two districts not having been built according to the conditions of the annexation." [1]

Important Dates for the Cushnie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cushnie research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1801 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Cushnie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cushnie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cushney, Cushnie, Cushny, Cushie, Cusey, Cuschny and many more.

Early Notables of the Cushnie family (pre 1700)

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Cushnie migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cushnie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Georgina Vallance Cushnie, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1855 [2]
  • Jane Cushnie, who arrived in New York in 1855 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cushnie (post 1700)

  • Robert Cushnie (b. 1952), English professional footballer
  • Michael Edward "Mykal" Cushnie (b. 1980), Jamaican film director, film producer and editor
  • John Alexander Montgomery Cushnie (1943-2009), British gardener and broadcaster

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, 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)
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