Lothian History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Although generally considered to be a Perthshire family, the Lothian surname is a habitational name derived from the place Loudoun near Cunningham in Ayrshire.
Early Origins of the Lothian family
The surname Lothian was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, 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 Lothian family
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Lothian Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lothian, Lowden, Lowdon, Loudoun, Loudon and others.
Early Notables of the Lothian family (pre 1700)
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Lothian migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lothian Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Lothian, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1813
- Donald Daniel Lothian, who arrived in New England in 1830 
- David Bruce Lothian, aged 45, who landed in New York in 1854 
Lothian Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alexander S. Lothian, aged 21, who landed in America from Redpath, in 1903
- John Lothian, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1905
- Mrs. Lothian, aged 26, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1906
- John Lothian, aged 22, who settled in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1907
- Lizzie Lothian, aged 2, who landed in America from Wishaw, Scotland, in 1907
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Lothian migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Lothian Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. Peter Lothian, Scottish labourer from Edinburgh travelling from Leith aboard the ship "Strathallan" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 8th January 1858 
- Miss Helen Lothian, Scottish settler from Edinburgh travelling from Leith aboard the ship "Strathallan" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 8th January 1858 
Contemporary Notables of the name Lothian (post 1700) +
- Dan Lothian, American telejournalist, CNN 's White House Correspondent
- Thomas Lothian (b. 1928), American politician in Wisconsin, legislator, and college professor
- David Eric Lothian (b. 1961), Scottish legal expert
- Albert James Lothian (1895-1952), Scottish-born, Canadian architect
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The Lothian 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: Non dormit qui custodit
Motto Translation: The sentinel sleeps not.
- ^ 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)
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html