Early Origins of the Tracquair family
The surname Tracquair was first found in Peeblesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Pùballan), former county in South-central Scotland
, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, where they held a family seat
on the lands of Traquair in the parish of Traquair from very ancient times. Although Magistrate Alan de Traquair was the first on record in 1250 it can be assumed that the lands were held by the family at least 100 years before. Following the pattern of settlers in the district, many grants were made by King David of Scotland
to his Norman friends who moved north after the Barons War with King Stephen of England
in 1137. Similarly, it was the Norman custom for the second son to adopt the surname of his estates, hence Traquair.
Early History of the Tracquair family
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Tracquair Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Traquair, Tracquaire, Traquaire, Tracquair and others.
Early Notables of the Tracquair family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tracquair family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Adam Traquair who landed in North America in 1710.