Dearthe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The story of the Dearthe family begins in ancient Scotland among the Pictish clans. The Dearthe 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 Dearthe family

The surname Dearthe 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 Dearthe family

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

Dearthe Spelling Variations

Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Dearthe has appeared Airth, Airthe, Arthe, D'Arthe, Dearthe, D'Airth, Dairth(e), Erth, D'Erth and many more.

Early Notables of the Dearthe family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Dearthe family

Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Dearthe name: 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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