An ancient Pictish-Scottish family was the first to use the name Strathern. It is a name for someone who lived in the old stewartry of Strathearn in the county of Perth.
Early Origins of the Strathern family
The surname Strathern 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.
Early History of the Strathern family
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Strathern Spelling Variations
During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations
of the name Strathern include Strathearne, Strathearn, Strathern, Stratherne and many more.
Early Notables of the Strathern family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Strathern family to the New World and Oceana
Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia
and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence
. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan
societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Strathern:
Strathern Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Hugh Strathern who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1840
Strathern Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Strathern, aged 25, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
Contemporary Notables of the name Strathern (post 1700)
- Dame Marilyn Ann Marilyn Strathern DBE (b. 1941), British anthropologist, William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge from 1993 to 2008
- Robert Strathern (b. 1962), professional Australian rules footballer
- Andrew J Strathern Ph.D., one of the leading social anthropologists in the world
- Paul Strathern (b. 1940), English writer and academic