Early Origins of the Kerwood family
Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Kerwood family
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Kerwood Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kirkwood, Kirkward and others.
Early Notables of the Kerwood family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kerwood family to Ireland
Some of the Kerwood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kerwood family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kerwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Kerwood (post 1700)
The Kerwood 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: Spes mea in Deo
Motto Translation: My hope is in God.
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