Sivret History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sivret family

The surname Sivret 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. [1]

Crossing the border into Yorkshire, England we found Simon le siuewricht' listed in the Assize Rolls of 1219 and John le Syvewryct' in the Subsidy Rolls of 1301. [2]

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.

Early History of the Sivret family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sivret research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1512, 1567, 1716, 1798 and 1753 are included under the topic Early Sivret History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sivret 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.

Early Notables of the Sivret family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Sivret family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andrew Sivwright arrived in Philadelphia in 1786.


Contemporary Notables of the name Sivret (post 1700) +

  • Brandon Sivret, American actor, known for A Little Enchanting (2015)
  • Julia Sivret, American researcher in the Gynecologic Oncology Research Program at Dana Farber/Partners Cancer Care Program, Boston
  • Sophie Sivret, Canadian researcher on the CIHR Team on the Digestive Epithelium, Département d'anatomie et biologie cellulaire, Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke
  • Eric C. Sivret, Australian researcher at the UNSW Water Research Centre, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of New South Wales
  • Norbert J. Sivret, Canadian politician and businessman, first Mayor Saint-Isidore, New Brunswick, Chairman of UNI Financial Cooperation in 1993
  • Emilie Sivret, Canadian 2nd wife of David Vital Allain (1870-1945), Canadian New Brunswick businessman and politician
  • Brigitte Sivret, Canadian jurist, Judge of the Provincial Court of New Brunswick in Bathurst (2007-)


The Sivret 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


  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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