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The Herriott Surname Project


The Herriot Surname Project seeks to establish the genetic genealogy and possible links between the various Herriott?s branches. Many branches of this family claim descent from the Heriot?s of Trabroun, Scotland, established in 1423. We have not been able to prove any direct link, but many Herriott?s are believed to be descended from the Heriot?s of Edinburgh, from which we have George Heriot, the Founder of the Heriot School, goldsmith and jeweler to King James. It was said that George?s family were of the Heriot?s of Trabroun, established in 1423. George had no direct male descendants, but he had several half-brothers with many descendants in Scotland and England and one possible descendant, David Heriot, came to America landing at Amboy Perth in New Jersey in 1685. A branch of the Herriott?s of Edinburgh possibly moved to Glasgow and then onto Belfast, Ireland in the late 1600's and immigrated to the United States in the late 1700?s. The Heriot?s of Longniddry, were said by Sir Alexander Nesbit to be Cadets of Trabroun. Of the Longniddry Heriot's, two descendants from Castlemains in Dirleton and two from Haddington, Scotland emigrated to the province of South Carolina beginning in 1759 and two more from Haddington emigrated to Canada in the 1840?s and 1860?s. The Heriot?s of Ladykirk and Shiels and of Berwickshire are also thought to be related to the Heriot?s of Trabroun and Longniddry. It is thought that from this branch came the founder of Drummondville, in Quebec, Canada, namely Major General, The Honorable, Frederick George Heriot, Knight Bachelor, Companion of the Bath (Military).



Other surnames in Project

Hariot, Hariott, Harriot, Harriott, Heriot, Heriott, Herriot, Herriott

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