D'arthe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The D'arthe family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan of ancient Scotland. The D'arthe family lived in the barony of Airth in Stirlingshire. "The Gaelic term ard, or ardhé, signifying a hill, is supposed to have given the name to this place, in which the eminence called the Hill of Airth is a conspicuous feature, and forms a striking contrast to the level district by which it is surrounded." [1]

Early Origins of the D'arthe family

The surname D'arthe was first found in the county of Stirling (Gaelic: Siorrachd Sruighlea), a former county in central Scotland, which now makes up parts of the Council Areas of East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, North Lanarkshire and Stirling, where they were long settled in the barony of Airth near Larbert, Stirlingshire.

Important Dates for the D'arthe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our D'arthe research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 129 and 1296 are included under the topic Early D'arthe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

D'arthe Spelling Variations

Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name D'arthe include Airth, Airthe, Arthe, D'Arthe, Dearthe, D'Airth, Dairth(e), Erth, D'Erth and many more.

Early Notables of the D'arthe family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early D'arthe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the D'arthe family

The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of D'arthe: John Arth who arrived in Philadelphia in 1740.

Citations

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