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The surname Reekie was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. Allegiances were important to Scottish middle age survival. They held a family seat at the lands of Reikie near Alford in Aberdeen.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Reekie, Reikie, Rikie, Reky and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reekie research. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1552, 1567, and 1745 are included under the topic Early Reekie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
More information is included under the topic Early Reekie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Reekie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Reekie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Reekie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
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 Translation: I flourish again.
The Reekie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reekie 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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