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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the Niddrie family, who lived in Midlothian, Scotland. Today, Niddrie is a suburb of south east Edinburgh, Scotland and an electoral district near Melbourne, Australia.

Niddrie Early Origins



The surname Niddrie was first found in Midlothian where they held a family seat in the lands of Niddry in the parish of Libberton. Alexander of Niddrie (Nodref) was the first on record, he is believed to be the son of the first settler who moved north in the train of the Earl of Huntingdon, later to be David, King of Scotland, and these many Normans were granted lands by the King. Niddry Castle is a fourteenth-century tower house near Winchburgh, West Lothian, Scotland. Mary, Queen of Scots stayed there on the 2nd of May in 1568, after her escape from captivity in Loch Leven Castle.

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Niddrie Spelling Variations


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Niddrie Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Niddrie family name include Niddry, Niddrie, Niddray, Niddrey, Nidderey, Nudre, Nudrey, Nudry, Nudrie, Nuddre, Nuddrey, Nuddry, Nudery, Nidry, Nidrie, Nidray, Nidrey, Nideray and many more.

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Niddrie Early History


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Niddrie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Niddrie research. Another 315 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1364, 1426, 1446, 1450, 1519 and 1539 are included under the topic Early Niddrie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Niddrie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Niddrie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Niddrie 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:

Niddrie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Niddrie (b. 1863 in the Scottish Highlands), came twice to Canada, first in 1876 and again in 1885, where he was a teacher and missionary, ordained in 1915

Niddrie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Grathwaite Niddrie, who arrived in Victoria, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1853
  • James Niddrie, who arrived in Victoria, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1853
  • Francis Niddrie, who arrived in Victoria, Australia aboard the ship "Commodore Perry" in 1861

Niddrie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Low Niddrie, aged 49, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Eliza Niddrie, aged 31, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Mary Ann Niddrie, aged 12, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Roseanne Niddrie, aged 7, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Arthur Niddrie, aged 4, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Niddrie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Niddrie (post 1700)



  • John W. Niddrie (1863-1940), Scottish-born pioneer and missionary in Canada; his memoirs were collected in a book entitled "Niddrie of the North-West"
  • Frederick James Niddrie (1889-1958), Canadian farmer and politician, member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta (1950 to 1958)
  • David Niddrie, Canadian photographer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

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