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The roots of the name Selcraig are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Selcraig was originally found in the former royal burgh county town of Selkirk.

Selcraig Early Origins



The surname Selcraig was first found in Selkirkshire (Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Shalcraig), where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Selcraig Spelling Variations


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Selcraig Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Selcraig has been spelled Selkirk, Salkirk, Silkrige, Selkyrk, Selcraig and others.

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Selcraig Early History


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Selcraig Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Selcraig research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1291, 1350, 1368, 1676 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Selcraig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Selcraig Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Selcraig Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Selcraig 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



Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them: James Selkirk who settled in New York State in 1774; Robert Selkridge settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1767.

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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: Jamais arriere
Motto Translation: Never behind.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    3. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. 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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    9. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    10. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
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    The Selcraig Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Selcraig 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2013 at 14:40.

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