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The Scottish surname Nairn is of local origin, derived from the Burgh of Nairn in Northern Scotland. The original bearers of this name likely lived, held land, or came from Nairn.

Nairn Early Origins



The surname Nairn was first found in Nairnshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Narann) in northern Scotland, today part of the Council Area of Highland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Nairn Spelling Variations


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Nairn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Nairn, Nairne and others.

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Nairn Early History


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Nairn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nairn research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1414, 1457 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Nairn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nairn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nairn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nairn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nairn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Nairn, who landed in Bermuda in 1722
  • Thomas Nairn, who arrived in Barbados in 1745
  • James Nairn, who settled in New York in 1774
  • James Nairn, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1774

Nairn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maxwell Nairn, who settled in Philadelphia in 1858
  • Hugh Nairn, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1861

Nairn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Nairn arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • William Nairn arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • John Nairn arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • Robert Nairn arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • George Nairn arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nairn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nairn (post 1700)



  • Christine Marie Nairn (b. 1990), American soccer player from Annapolis, Maryland
  • Allan Nairn (b. 1956), American investigative journalist
  • Sir Robert Arnold Spencer- Nairn (b. 1933), 3rd Baronet of Monimail, Scottish peer
  • Sir Douglas Leslie Spencer- Nairn (1906-1970), 2nd Baronet of Monimail, Scottish peer
  • Sir Robert Spencer- Nairn (1880-1960), 1st Baronet of Monimail, Scottish peer
  • Sir Michael Nairn (d. 1930), Scottish early manufacturer of linoleum in Kirkaldy, Scotland
  • Tara Spencer- Nairn (b. 1978), Canadian actress, best known for her work on the television series Corner Gas
  • Norman Nairn (1894-1968), and his brother Gerald (1897-1980), New Zealand businessmen who co-founded the Nairn Transport Company, a motor transport company that operated return trips on a trans-desert route from Beirut, Haifa and Damascus to Baghdad in 1923, the route was known as "The Nairn Way"
  • James MacLauchlan Nairn (1859-1904), Scottish-born, New Zealand painter
  • Gary Roy Nairn AO (b. 1951), Australian former politician, Member of the Australian House of Representatives (1996-2007), Special Minister of State (2006-2007)
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Sero sed serio
Motto Translation: Late but in earnest.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    8. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    11. ...

    The Nairn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nairn 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 November 2016 at 02:27.

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