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The annals of Scottish history reveal that Urquhart was first used as a name by descendants of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Urquhart family lived in the old barony of Urquhart, which is located on Loch Ness in the county of Inverness.

Urquhart Early Origins



The surname Urquhart was first found in 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" [1]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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Urquhart Spelling Variations


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Urquhart Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Urquhart include Urquhart, Urquhard, Urchard, Orchard and many more.

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Urquhart Early History


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Urquhart Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Urquhart research. Another 353 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1358, 1611, 1660, 1114, 1759, 1611 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Urquhart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Urquhart Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Urquhart Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Urquhart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Urquhart In Ireland


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Urquhart In Ireland



Some of the Urquhart family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North Ameri ca. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Urquhart:

Urquhart Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alexander Urquhart who settled in Antigua in 1679

Urquhart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Urquhart, who arrived in New York in 1703-1704
  • James Urquhart, who landed in Virginia in 1716
  • Donald Urquhart settled in Jamaica in 1745
  • Andrew Urquhart, aged 20, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775
  • Ann Urquhart, aged 17, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Urquhart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Urquhart, aged 22, landed in New York in 1812

Urquhart Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Christian Urquhart, who landed in Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1773
  • David Urquhart, who arrived in Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1773
  • Mr. Albert Urquhart U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Donald Urquhart U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John West], New Brunswick, Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Private. Rev. John Urquhart U.E. (b. 1740) born in Dingwell, Ross Cromarty [Black Isle], Scotland from Lincoln County, Maine, USA who settled in Maugerville, Sunbury County, New Brunswick c. 1784, then relocated to Saint John, New Brunswick in 1785, then relocated to Bellisle Bay, Kings County, New Brunswick in 1786, then relocated to Princetown, Prince Edward Island in 1802, before finally settling in Douglastown, Miramichi River, New Brunswick in 1802 he enlisted in 1781 serving in the Maryland Loyalists 1st Battalion, married to Mary McIntyre having 11 children, he died in 1804 when in drowned in Saint John, New Brunswick [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Urquhart Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alex Urquhart, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Donald Urquhart, aged 27, landed in Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1815-1816

Urquhart Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Agnes Urquhart, aged 37, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett"
  • Agnes Urquhart, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett"
  • Sarah Urquhart, aged 17, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett"
  • Edward Urquhart, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"
  • Jean Urquhart, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"

Urquhart Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Urquhart arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • Mary Ann Urquhart arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • Donald Urquhart arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • James Urquhart arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • Marjory Urquhart arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Urquhart (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Urquhart (post 1700)



  • Feargus Urquhart (b. 1970), American video game developer, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment
  • William Urquhart, American politician, Postmaster at Augusta, Georgia, 1794-99
  • Robert D. Urquhart, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1897
  • Mrs. J. T. Urquhart, American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Washington, 1940; Member, Arrangements Committee, Republican National Convention, 1940
  • Grant Urquhart, American politician, Mayor of Oconto, Wisconsin, 1951-52
  • George Urquhart (b. 1950), Scottish former footballer
  • Lawrence Mcallister Urquhart LLB CA (b. 1935), Scottish businessman, former Chairman of Burmah Castrol and Chairman of Scottish Widows
  • Emma Maree Urquhart (b. 1991), Scottish writer from Inverness
  • Johnny Urquhart (1925-2008), Scottish football player and administrator
  • Billy Urquhart (b. 1957), Scottish former professional footballer from Inverness
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Urquhart Clan Badge


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Urquhart Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Urquhart
Ackhard, Ackharde, Ackhart, Ackharte, Ackheard, Ackhearde, Ackheart, Ackherd, Ackhert, Ackhord, Akhart, Echard, Echarde, Echart, Echarte, Echeard, Echearde, Echeart, Echerd, Echert, Echord, Eckard, Eckarde, Eckart, Eckarte, Eckeard, Eckearde, Eckeart, Eckerd, Eckert, Eckord, Ekert, Uquhard, Uquharde, Uquhart, Uquharte, Uquheard, Uquhearde, Uquheart, Uquherd, Uquhert, Uquhord, Urchard, Urcharde, Urchart, Urcharte, Urcheard, Urchearde, Urcheart, Urcherd and more.

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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  4. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
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