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Sivewright Early Origins



The surname Sivewright 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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Sivewright Spelling Variations


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Sivewright 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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Sivewright Early History


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Sivewright Early History



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

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Sivewright Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sivewright Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sivewright 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:

Sivewright Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Sivewright, who emigrated to America from Dundee, Scotland in 1909
  • James Shand Sivewright, who emigrated to America from Grays Essex, England in September 1909
  • Alexander George Bruce Sivewright, who emigrated to America from Glasgow, Scotland in 1920
  • Clara Anne Sivewright, who emigrated to America from Belfast, Ireland in October 1922
  • Joan Sivewright, who emigrated to America from Belfast, Ireland in October 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sivewright Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Bessie Reid Sivewright, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1919 via Ellis Island

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sivewright (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sivewright (post 1700)



  • Sir James Sivewright K.C.M.G. (1848-1916), Scottish immigrant to the Cape Colony, South Africa in 1877 and rose to become a noted businessman and politician
  • Jon Sivewright (b. 1965), Australian actor, best known for his role as Tony Holden in Home and Away (2005-2010), Little Fish (2005) and Burden (2009)
  • Edward Sivewright (1806-1873), English cricketer who played for Kent, Surrey and Cambridge University

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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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. 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.
    8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    9. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Sivewright Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sivewright 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 19 June 2016 at 15:42.

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