Early Origins of the Straine family
The surname Straine 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).
Early History of the Straine family
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Straine Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Strachan, Strawn, Strachen, Straughan, Straghan and many more.
Early Notables of the Straine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Straine family to Ireland
Some of the Straine family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Straine family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Straine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Fardinando Straine, who landed in Virginia in 1664 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Straine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- David Straine, who settled in Philadelphia in 1873
Straine Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- William Straine, aged 25, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
The Straine 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