The ancestors of the Stratthern family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. They lived in the old stewartry of Strathearn in the county of Perth.
Early Origins of the Stratthern family
The surname Stratthern 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 Stratthern family
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Stratthern Spelling Variations
In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations
were the result. Over the years, the name Stratthern has been spelled Strathearne, Strathearn, Strathern, Stratherne and many more.
Early Notables of the Stratthern family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stratthern family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, Ireland
, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan
societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Stratthern: Hugh Strathern who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1840.