Strathearn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Strathearn family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan of ancient Scotland. The Strathearn family lived in the old stewartry of Strathearn in the county of Perth.

Early Origins of the Strathearn family

The surname Strathearn was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they had been anciently seated at Strathearn, in the valley of the Earn, about 1200.

One of the earliest records of the family was Malise Strathearn ( fl. 1281-1315), who was "descended from a supposed Celtic family of whom Malise, Earl of Strathearn, was witness of the foundation of the priory of Scone in 1114. " [1]

Early History of the Strathearn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Strathearn research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1331, 1462 and 1538 are included under the topic Early Strathearn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Strathearn Spelling Variations

Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Strathearn include Strathearne, Strathearn, Strathern, Stratherne and many more.

Early Notables of the Strathearn family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Strathearn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Strathearn family

The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Strathearn: Hugh Strathern who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1840.


Contemporary Notables of the name Strathearn (post 1700) +

  • Sir John Strathearn Hendrie KCMG, CVO (1857-1923), Canadian politician, the 11th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (1914 to 1919)


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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