Fyvie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Fyvie was first used as a surname by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The ancestors of the Fyvie family lived in the barony of Fyvie in the county of Aberdeen. The surname Fyvie belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Fyvie family

The surname Fyvie 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 from very early times, some say long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. Fyvie is a village on the River Ytham, and the castle is one of the great tower houses of north eastern Scotland.

Early History of the Fyvie family

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Fyvie Spelling Variations

Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Fyvie has appeared Fivie, Fyvie, Fyvey, Fivey, Five, Fyve, Fify and many more.

Early Notables of the Fyvie family (pre 1700)

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United States Fyvie migration to the United States +

Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Fyvie:

Fyvie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Fyvie, aged 33, who arrived in New York, NY in 1834 [1]
  • James Fyvie, aged 36, who landed in New York, NY in 1834 [1]
  • James Fyvie, aged 11, who arrived in New York, NY in 1834 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fyvie (post 1700) +

  • David Fyvie, British Lawyer from London
  • Frederick Fyvie Bruce (1910-1990), Scottish classicist and biblical scholar

  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)

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