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Early Origins of the Modderwell family


The surname Modderwell was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in Scotland by an agreement between King Alexander II and Henry III of England when John Motherwell held lands.

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Early History of the Modderwell family

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Early History of the Modderwell family


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Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 129 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Modderwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Modderwell Spelling Variations

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Modderwell Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Motherwell, Modwerwell, Moderwell, Modrell, Modervell, Moderel and many more.

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Early Notables of the Modderwell family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Modderwell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Modderwell family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Modderwell family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Modderwell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Modderwell, who arrived at the port of Philadelphia in 1803

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