The Scottish surname Nearne 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.
Early Origins of the Nearne family
The surname Nearne 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.
Early History of the Nearne family
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Nearne Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Nearne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nearne family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Nearne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Effra Nearne, who landed in Virginia in 1728 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
The Nearne 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.