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Sievewright Early Origins



The surname Sievewright was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat at Brechin, a borough near Montrose in that shire. This name is one of the few surnames of Scotland which can truly claim to be a trade name, it being from one who make sieves. However, by the 12th or 13th century the name had lost much of its relationship to a trade and the name became distinguished in its own right.

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Sievewright Spelling Variations


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Sievewright Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sivwright, Sievewright, Seivewright, Sivewright, Sivright, Sivwrite, Sievewrite, Seivwright, Sevright, Savewrite, Savewright, Seivwrite, Sievwrite, Siffwright, Sifwright, Sifricht and many more.

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Sievewright Early History


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Sievewright Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sievewright research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1512 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Sievewright History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sievewright Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sievewright Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sievewright 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:

Sievewright Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs Sievewright, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1892

Sievewright Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Geo. Sievewright, aged 26, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1906
  • Margaret Sievewright, aged 21, who landed in America from Yoker, Scotland, in 1909
  • Mary Jane Sievewright, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1910
  • Elizabeth Sievewright, aged 54, who emigrated to the United States from Dundee, Scotland, in 1910
  • Alexander Sievewright, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sievewright (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sievewright (post 1700)



  • John Sievewright (b. 1846), Canadian teacher and politician in New Brunswick

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Motto


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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: Recte ferio
Motto Translation: I strike straight


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    9. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    10. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
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    The Sievewright Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sievewright 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 29 April 2015 at 14:36.

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