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A family of Strathclyde-Briton were the first to use the name Naismith. They lived in the county of Renfrew.

Naismith Early Origins



The surname Naismith was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Frił), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, 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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Naismith Spelling Variations


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Naismith Spelling Variations



In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Naismith has appeared as Naismith, Naysmith, Naesmyth, Nesmith, Nasmyth and others.

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Naismith Early History


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Naismith Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Naismith research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1552 are included under the topic Early Naismith History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Naismith Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Naismith Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Naismith 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



The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Among them:

Naismith Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Naismith, aged 23, who settled in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1909
  • Henry Naismith, aged 59, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Isabella Naismith, aged 51, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1916
  • Andrew Walter Buchar Naismith, aged 34, who settled in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1916
  • Benjamin Naismith, aged 11, who settled in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Naismith Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Naismith, aged 39, a blacksmith, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Macedon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Naismith (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Naismith (post 1700)



  • Kal Naismith (b. 1992), Scottish association footballer from Glasgow
  • Jason Naismith (b. 1994), Scottish professional football defender from Paisley
  • William W. Naismith (1856-1935), Scottish mountaineer, key founder of the Scottish Mountaineering Club
  • Steven Naismith (b. 1986), professional Scottish association footballer
  • Wally Naismith (1881-1954), Australian rules footballer
  • Jon Naismith (b. 1965), English producer, known for his work on BBC Radio, since 1991 he has been the producer of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
  • Charlie Naismith (b. 1881), former Australian rules footballer who played from 1902-1907
  • Albert "Alby" Naismith (b. 1917), Australian rules footballer
  • Laurence Naismith (1908-1992), British actor who appeared in 113 titles, best known for his roles in Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Jason and the Argonauts (1963) and Scrooge (1970)
  • Dr. James Naismith (1861-1939), Canadian educator, who in 1891 invented the sport basketball and introduced the first football helmet, eponym of numerous Naismith awards and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
  • ... (Another 1 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: Non arte sed marte
Motto Translation: Not by science but by war.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    5. 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).
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    10. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
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    The Naismith Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Naismith 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 12 March 2016 at 11:03.

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