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 Nearns family
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 Nearns family
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Nearns Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Nairn, Nairne and others.
Early Notables of the Nearns family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nearns family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Maxwell Nairn, who settled in Philadelphia in 1858; Thomas Nairn, who arrived in Barbados in 1745; as well as James Nairn, who settled in New York in 1774..
The Nearns 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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