Sivwright History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Sivwright family
The surname Sivwright 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 Sivwright family
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Sivwright 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 Sivwright family (pre 1700)
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Sivwright migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sivwright Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Andrew Sivwright, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1786
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The Sivwright 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