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Among the all the peoples of ancient Scotland, the first to use the name Erskine were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for someone who lived on the Clyde river, near Glasgow. The town name comes from the Gaelic air an sgian, meaning "upon the knife," Legend has it that a Scotsman under the command of Malcolm II uttered the phrase after slaying a Danish leader at the Battle of Murthill.

Erskine Early Origins



The surname Erskine was first found in at Erskine in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Frił), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland. In the year 1225, King Alexander II granted Henry de Erskine, who held the baroncy of Erskine, lands in Renfrewshire. Sir John Ireskin also swore an oath of allegiance to King Edward I of England in 1296. Members of the Erskine family appear in many other documents and records dating from throughout the 13th century and afterward. A few of the more interesting records show that Henry de Erskyn bore official witness to the Earl of Lennox's grant of a church to the Abbey of Paisley, and that in 1491, Robert Erschin held the office of Canon of Glasgow.

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Erskine Spelling Variations


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Erskine Spelling Variations



The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Erskine has appeared as Erskine, Arskine, Arskin, Erskin, Irskine, Hirskine, Ersken and many more.

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Erskine Early History


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Erskine Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Erskine research. Another 469 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1376, 1715, 1552, 1572, 1558, 1634, 1685, 1592, 1572, 1616, 1671, 1558, 1634, 1615, 1677, 1662, 1743, 1695, 1768, 1624, 1696 and are included under the topic Early Erskine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Erskine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Erskine Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was John Erskine, 5th Lord Erskine (died 1552), a Scottish nobleman; John Erskine, 17th Earl of Mar (died 1572), Regent of Scotland; John Erskine, 2nd Earl of Mar (ca.1558-1634), Scottish politician; William Erskine (died 1685), Master of Charterhouse Hospital; Alexander Erskine of Gogar, (died...

Another 99 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Erskine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Erskine In Ireland


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Erskine In Ireland



Some of the Erskine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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



As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Erskine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Erskine, who arrived in Jamaica in 1711 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Christopher Erskine, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1725 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Henry Erskine, who landed in Maryland in 1750 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Erskine, who settled in New England in 1773

Erskine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Erskine, who landed in America in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Erskine, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1810 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • A Erskine, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Alexander Erskine, who landed in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John, Richard and William Erskine, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1876

Erskine Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert Erskine, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Thomas Erskine, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Erskine Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Erskine, Scottish convict from Edinburgh, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851

Erskine Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Erskine, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • Louisa Erskine, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • Jessie Erskine, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • Ellen Erskine, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • Allan Erskine, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Winterthur" in 1866
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Erskine (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Erskine (post 1700)



  • Massena B. Erskine, American politician, Mayor of Racine, Wisconsin, 1869-71, 1880
  • Paul T. Erskine, American politician, Mayor of San Gabriel, California, 1953-54, 1960
  • Larry F. Erskine, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1944
  • John D. Erskine, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Schoolcraft District, 1916
  • John Erskine, American politician, Postmaster at Easton, Maryland, 1790-92
  • Herbert W. Erskine, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1944; Presidential Elector for California, 1948
  • Hazel Erskine, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1956
  • George B. Erskine, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940 (alternate), 1944, 1948 (alternate); Chair of Cameron County Republican Party, 1953
  • Emmett E. Erskine, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1912
  • David Erskine, American politician, U.S. Consul in Stockholm, 1818-36
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Erskine Historic Events


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Erskine Historic Events




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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: Je pense plus
Motto Translation: I think more.


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Erskine Clan Badge


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Erskine Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Erskine
Arascain, Areskin, Arreskin, Arskin, Arskine, Arsking, Arskink, Earskan, Earskand, Earskane, Earskant, Earsken, Earskend, Earskent, Earskin, Earskind, Earskine, Earsking, Earskink, Earskint, Earskyn, Earskynd, Erskan, Erskand, Erskane, Erskant, Ersken, Erskend, Erskent, Erskin, Erskind, Erskine, Ersking, Erskink, Erskint, Erskyn, Erskynd, Hirskine, Hirsking, Hirskink, Irskine, Irsking, Irskink and more.

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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  11. ...

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