Erthe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The annals of Scottish history reveal that Erthe was first used as a name by ancestors of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Erthe 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 Erthe family

The surname Erthe 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 Erthe family

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

Erthe Spelling Variations

Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Erthe has been spelled Airth, Airthe, Arthe, D'Arthe, Dearthe, D'Airth, Dairth(e), Erth, D'Erth and many more.

Early Notables of the Erthe family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Erthe family

In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Erthe: 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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