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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.

Strathern Early Origins



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.

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Strathern Spelling Variations


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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.

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Strathern Early History


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Strathern Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Strathern research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1331, 1462 and 1538 are included under the topic Early Strathern History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Strathern Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Strathern Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Strathern Notables 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



Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North Ameri ca. 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, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Strathern (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    5. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Strathern Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Strathern 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 20 November 2015 at 07:55.

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