(1-2 minutes read) Do you have a Smith in your family? Did your Scottish Smith emigrate to North Carolina, Canada or even South Africa? Here are some interesting facts about the origins and meaning of the Smith family surname. Interesting facts The popular and common surname Smith appears in almost every region of Scotland in
(2-3 minute read) Do you want to know the meaning or the history of the Scottish surname Reid? Do you have a Scottish Reid in your family tree? Let’s get started with the latest in our series of posts about Scottish family names… this time it is the Reid name and we have a number
(2-3 minute read) Are you interested in researching the Gregory family in Scotland, UK? Here are some highlights of the Gregory family history to help you as you create your Gregory family tree. Let's get started with the latest in our series of posts about Scottish family names... this time it is the Gregory name
This is a blog about Peter Rennie, a gardener from Milnathort and Kinross. This may be of interest if you belong to the Rennie family from Fife or Kinross-shire. Peter Rennie was born on the 31st of July 1837 in Inverkeithing in Fife[i]. He was baptised 6 days later at the Inverkeithing Associate Congregation and
Surnames evolved as a way to put people into groups whether by their occupation, place of origin, patronage, clan or even physical attributes. The surname Warden was first used in England to mean watchman or guardian. The name is first found in 1066 and it was used by a gentleman named Wluric Uuerdenus in Hertfordshire.
As part of my dissertation, I researched literacy levels in Kinrosshire from 1696 until 1872 when the 1872 Education (Scotland) Act was introduced. This blog forms part of my dissertation explaining the evolution of education in Kinross-shire which is reflection of the rest of the nation. Currently part of Perth and Kinross region, Kinross-shire is