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The Scottish surname Nairne 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.

Nairne Early Origins



The surname Nairne 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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Nairne Spelling Variations


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Nairne Spelling Variations



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

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Nairne Early History


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Nairne Early History



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

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Nairne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nairne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nairne 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:

Nairne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Nairne, who landed in America in 1698

Nairne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Nairne, aged 19, arrived in New York, NY in 1774

Nairne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Nairne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles James Nairne, aged 18, a gardener, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nairne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nairne (post 1700)



  • Carolina Nairne (1766-1845), Scottish songwriter and song collector as well as a Baroness
  • Sir Patrick Nairne GCB, MC (1921-2013), British civil servant, Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Security
  • Andrew Nairne, English Executive Director for Arts Strategy at Arts Council England
  • Edward Nairne (1726-1806), English optician and scientific instrument maker
  • John Nairne (1731-1802), Lieutenant-Colonel, Scottish-Canadian soldier and seigneur
  • Alexander "Sandy" Nairne (b. 1950), British arts administrator and writer, Director of the National Portrait Gallery (2003-)

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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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
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    The Nairne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nairne 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 16 October 2013 at 11:47.

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