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Early Origins of the Lanarkshire family

The surname Lanarkshire was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat in this wild and romantic highland territory. Their territories were first located in Lorne and they became associated as a sept of the Stewart Clan. Traditionally they are descended from an ancient Scottish king Loarn. Allegiances were important in this terrain. The Hebridean Islands and western Scotland were a refuge from Government intrusion. By the 16th century they were also found in Caithness, far to the north. Here they were associated with the Clan Gregor. Lanark is "a burgh, market-town, and parish, in the Upper ward of the county of Lanark. This place, the name of which is of uncertain derivation, is of very remote antiquity, and from the traces of a Roman road leading to the site of its ancient castle, is supposed to have been a Roman station." [1]

Early History of the Lanarkshire family

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Lanarkshire Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lanark, Larnarck, Larnach, Larnack, Lannarch, Lurnach, Lurnack, Lanarick and many more.

Early Notables of the Lanarkshire family

Notable amongst the Clan from early times was

  • the Lanark family of Lanarkshire

Migration of the Lanarkshire family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers who were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe to the New World. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard particularly to Nova Scotia, and to Boston, to Virginia, and to the Leeward islands..

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook