Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Urquerd. It comes from in the old barony of Urquhart, which is located on Loch Ness in the county of Inverness.
Early Origins of the Urquerd family
Elginshire a former county in northeastern Scotland, in the present day Scottish Council Area of Moray, where Galleroch de Urchart "who lived temp. Alexander II" CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. was granted lands in Cromarty, and Inverness. He held a family seat at the Castle of Urquhart in 1214. "His descendants were "hereditary sheriffs of Cromarty." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Urquerd family
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Urquerd Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Urquerd has appeared Urquhart, Urquhard, Urchard, Orchard and many more.
Early Notables of the Urquerd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Urquerd family to Ireland
Some of the Urquerd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Urquerd family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Urquerd name: Alexander Urquhart who settled in Antigua in 1679; James Urquart settled in Virginia in 1716; Thomas Urquhart settled in Granada in 1776; Donald Urquhart settled in Jamaica in 1745.
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