Origins Available: English, Scottish
Early Origins of the Summerlin family
Uist, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. Descended from Somerled, King of the Vikings, scion of the MacDonald, Lord of the Isles, who died about 1057. The first record of the name Somerled being used as a name was at Dunkeld, and the link between this person in 1169 and Somerled who had died 100 years before is not clear.
Early History of the Summerlin family
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Summerlin Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of the name Summerlin include Somerled, M'Illurdy, M'Corle, M'Coull, Somerledy and others.
Early Notables of the Summerlin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Summerlin family to the New World and Oceana
In North America, the monarchy was thousands of miles away and Scots were free to settle on their own land and practice their own beliefs. The American War of Independence provided an opportunity for these settlers to pay back the English monarchy and forge a new nation. Recently, this heritage has survived through North American highland games and Clan societies. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Summerlin or a variant listed above:
Summerlin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Summerlin (post 1700)
The Summerlin Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Per Mare Per Terras
Motto Translation: By sea and by land.
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