Scotland

GREGORY family name and its Scottish history

By |2020-03-15T17:29:54+00:00March 15th, 2020|Family Trees, Genealogy, Scotland, Surname, Uncategorized|

(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

What’s in a surname – RENNIE

By |2020-03-08T08:49:40+00:00February 15th, 2020|Family Trees, Genealogy, Scotland, Surname|

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

What’s in a Name – WARDEN and links with Napoleon Bonaparte

By |2020-03-08T08:47:08+00:00November 10th, 2019|Genealogy, Scotland, Surname|

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.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN KINROSS-SHIRE BEFORE 1872

By |2019-06-03T12:08:18+01:00May 22nd, 2019|Scotland|

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

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