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Strachan Early Origins



The surname Strachan was first found in Kincardineshire (Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland, and part of the Aberdeenshire Council Area since 1996, where the family sometimes spelled their Strachen or Straughan. The family derive their name from the valley of the Aan (Strath Aan). The earliest record of the Clan was in 1057 AD, when they accompanied King Malcolm Canmore northward in his attempt to overthrow the King MacBeth after his usurpation of the Scottish throne. The Clan Strachan was one of the major Clans participating in the Battle of Lumphanen, 25 miles west of Aberdeen. MacBeth died in the Battle on the 15th day of August, 1057 AD. MacBeth's Cairn may still be seen there to this day. Later it is recorded in 1165 AD that a Walderus de Strathecan had extensive territories in the lands of Strachan (pronounced Stawn, but many in North America have now reverted to the original pronunciation of Stracken).

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Strachan Spelling Variations


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Strachan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Strachan, Strawn, Strachen, Straughan, Straghan and many more.

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Strachan Early History


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Strachan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Strachan research. Another 541 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1200, 1268, 1278, 1342, 1361, 1400, 1600, 1463, 1684, 1650, 1799, 1671, 1662 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Strachan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Strachan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Strachan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Strachan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Strachan In Ireland


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Strachan In Ireland



Some of the Strachan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Strachan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Strachan, who landed in Jamaica in 1713
  • Robert Strachan settled in New England in 1773
  • Susan Strachan, who landed in Virginia in 1796

Strachan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James and John Strachan settled in Philadelphia in 1802
  • Alexander Strachan, who landed in America in 1810
  • William Strachan settled in Norfolk, Virginia in 1820
  • John Strachan, who landed in New York in 1821
  • John, Strachan Jr., who arrived in New York in 1821
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Strachan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Strachan, aged 44, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Surge"

Strachan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • David Strachan landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Strachan, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841
  • David Strachan, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Agra" in 1852
  • Elizabeth Strachan, aged 26, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Agra" in 1852
  • Jane Strachan, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Agra" in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Strachan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Strachan (post 1700)



  • Gordon David Strachan OBE (b. 1957), Scottish football manager and former player
  • Douglas Strachan (1875-1950), Scottish designer of stained glass windows
  • Zoe Strachan (b. 1975), one of Scotland's leading contemporary writers
  • John Strachan, Scottish-born minister of the Episcopal Church and immigrant to Canada in 1799 he migrated to Canada, appointed to the Executive Committee of Upper Canada
  • John Strachan (1862-1907), Irish scholar of Sanskrit, Ancient Greek and the Celtic languages
  • Graeme Strachan (1952-2001), Australian singer
  • Michaela Evelyn Ann Strachan (b. 1966), English television presenter
  • Lieutenant Harcus Strachan (1884-1982), Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross during the First World War

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Strachan Historic Events


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Strachan Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John Ross Strachan, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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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: Non timeo, sed caveo
Motto Translation: I fear not but am cautious


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Strachan Clan Badge


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Strachan Clan Badge




Strachan Clan Badge
Strachan Clan Badge

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Strachan
Stracghan, Stracham, Strachan, Strachand, Strachane, Strachant, Strachen, Strachend, Strachent, Strachind, Strachint, Strachyn, Strachynd, Strackan, Strackand, Strackane, Strackant, Stracken, Strackend, Strackent, Strackind, Strackint, Strackyn, Strackynd, Stracman, Straghan, Straghand, Straghane, Straghant, Straghen, Straghend, Straghent, Straghind, Straghint, Straghyn, Straghynd, Straham, Strahan, Strain, Straman, Stratcghan, Stratcham, Stratchan, Stratchand, Stratchane, Stratchant, Stratchen, Stratchend, Stratchent, Stratchind and more.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Strachan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Strachan 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 3 October 2016 at 11:15.

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