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Jardine was first used as a surname in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde-Briton. The first Jardine family lived in Angus. Jardine is thought to have been a Norman name that made it's way North into Scotland. It is ultimately derived from the Old French word jardin, or "garden." Further research indicates that the family settled very early in the barony of Gardyne in the parish of Kirkden, Angus. It is from these lands that the family takes its name; although a more literal interpretation of the name would mean 'of the garden.' The family also held estates in Arbroath, Aberdeen, Banff and Perth for centuries.
The surname Jardine was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where one of the first official records was Winefredus de Jardine in 1153 when he witnessed charters by King David 1st to the Abbeys of Kelso and Arbroath.
Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Jardine has been spelled Jardine, Jardin, Gardin, Gardyn, Garden and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jardine research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1178, 1200, 1245, 1597, 1683, 1695, 1699, 1737, 1800, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Jardine History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jardine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Jardine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:
Jardine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Jardine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Jardine Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Jardine Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Jardine Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
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: Cave adsum
Motto Translation: Beware I am here.
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...More
Septs of the Distinguished Name Jardine
Gardand, Gardant, Gardend, Gardent, Gardind, Garding, Gardink, Gardint, Gardyn, Gardynd, Jardin, Jardine, Jarding, Jardink, Jordin, Jordine, Jording, Jordink and more.
The Jardine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jardine Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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