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

Early Origins of the Urquheart family


The surname Urquheart 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 Urquheart family

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Early History of the Urquheart family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Urquheart 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 Urquheart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Urquheart Spelling Variations

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Urquheart Spelling Variations


Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Urquheart has been spelled Urquhart, Urquhard, Urchard, Orchard and many more.

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Early Notables of the Urquheart family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Urquheart family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Urquheart family to Ireland

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Migration of the Urquheart family to Ireland


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

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Migration of the Urquheart family to the New World and Oceana


In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Urquheart: 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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