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The age-old Scottish surname Silkredge was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people. The Silkredge family lived in the former royal burgh county town of Selkirk.

Early Origins of the Silkredge family


The surname Silkredge 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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Early History of the Silkredge family

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Early History of the Silkredge family


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Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1291, 1350, 1368, 1676 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Silkredge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Silkredge Spelling Variations

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Silkredge Spelling Variations


In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Silkredge has been spelled Selkirk, Salkirk, Silkrige, Selkyrk, Selcraig and others.

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Early Notables of the Silkredge family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Silkredge family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Silkredge family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Silkredge family to the New World and Oceana


Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them: James Selkirk who settled in New York State in 1774; Robert Selkridge settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1767.

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The Silkredge Motto

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The Silkredge 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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