The surname Strathie was first found in Aberdeenshire, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. Allegiances were important to Scottish middle age survival. Later they held a family seat at Pershire.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers who were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe to the New World. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Nova Scotia, to Boston, to Maine, to Virginia, and to the Leeward islands..
Dame Lesley Ann Strathie DCB (1955-2012), née Cooke, a Scottish senior civil servant, Chief Operating Officer of Jobcentre Plus in 2003, Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary of HM Revenue and Customs in 2008