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An ancient Pictish-Scottish family was the first to use the name Urquhearde. It is a name for someone who lived in the old barony of Urquhart, which is located on Loch Ness in the county of Inverness.

Early Origins of the Urquhearde family


The surname Urquhearde 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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Early History of the Urquhearde family

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Early History of the Urquhearde family


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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 Urquhearde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Urquhearde Spelling Variations

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Urquhearde 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 Urquhearde include Urquhart, Urquhard, Urchard, Orchard and many more.

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Early Notables of the Urquhearde family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Urquhearde family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Urquhearde family to Ireland

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Migration of the Urquhearde family to Ireland


Some of the Urquhearde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Urquhearde family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Urquhearde family to the New World and Oceana


Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North America. 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 Urquhearde: 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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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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