Early Origins of the Sivright family
The surname Sivright 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.
Early History of the Sivright family
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Sivright 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 Sivright family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sivright family to the New World and Oceana
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 Sivright (post 1700)
- W. W. Sivright, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1900 (alternate), 1904; Minnesota Republican State Chair, 1925 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Sivright 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