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Scottish history reveals Naysmith was first used as a surname by the Strathclyde-Briton people. It was a name for someone who lived in the county of Renfrew.

Naysmith Early Origins



The surname Naysmith 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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Naysmith Spelling Variations


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Naysmith Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Naysmith has been spelled Naismith, Naysmith, Naesmyth, Nesmith, Nasmyth and others.

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Naysmith Early History


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Naysmith Early History



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

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Naysmith Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Naysmith Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Naysmith 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



Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them:

Naysmith Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Peter M. Naysmith, aged 33, who landed in America from Pittenweem, Scotland, in 1910
  • Walter Naysmith, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Brayton, England, in 1911
  • Elizabeth Naysmith, aged 19, who emigrated to America from Musselburgh, Scotland, in 1913
  • Johnstone Naysmith, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Lochgelly, Scotland, in 1922
  • Stanley Naysmith, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Naysmith Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Naysmith, aged 34, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Mary Naysmith, aged 25, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Alexander Naysmith, aged 1, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Mary Argyle Naysmith arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Naysmith (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Naysmith (post 1700)



  • Richard Naysmith, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948
  • Gary Andrew Naysmith (b. 1978), Scottish footballer
  • Anne Naysmith (1937-2015), British classical pianist; she slept in her car for 26 years until 2002 when it was towed away and lived until her death in a handmade shelter next to Stamford Brook Underground station
  • John Douglas "Doug" Naysmith (b. 1941), British Labour Co-operative politician, Member of Parliament, for Bristol North West (1997 to 2010)

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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. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. 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.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    11. ...

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

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