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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 arrived in Victoria, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1853
  • James Niddrie arrived in Victoria, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1853
  • Francis Niddrie 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, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Eliza Niddrie, aged 31, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Mary Ann Niddrie, aged 12, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Roseanne Niddrie, aged 7, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Arthur Niddrie, aged 4, 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. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    8. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    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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