Urquhart

Urquhart ancient  Ancient  Urquhart modern  Modern  Urquhart Crest  Crest

Gaelic Name: Urchurdan

Motto: Meane weil speak weil and doe weil

Badge: Wallflower

Lands: Ross-shire and Inverness-shire

Origin of Name: Placename, Ross-shire

The name Urquhart is considered to be of Gaelic origin and has been variously translated as “by a rowan wood” or “fort on a knoll”. The Urquhart family derive their name from the district of Urquhart which can be found in the old locality of Cromarty, on the north side of the Great Glen. Traditionally springing from a seafaring tribe, they are of minor importance in Scottish history but certainly of ancient origin. In fact, the writer Sir Thomas Urquhart compiled his own genealogy and described himself as being 143rd in direct descent from Adam and Eve.

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