Moffat from ancient Scottish days 800 years of history of the family of Moffat by Moffat, Donald W.

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Published by D.W. Moffat in Adelaide, S. Aust .

Written in English

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  • Australia,
  • Scotland

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  • Moffett family.,
  • Australia -- Genealogy.,
  • Scotland -- Genealogy.

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Book details

Statement[written and] compiled by Donald William Moffat.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsCS2009 .M64 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination104 p. :
Number of Pages104
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2449205M
ISBN 100958904405
LC Control Number87148028
OCLC/WorldCa17442649

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Usually ships within 2 to 3 days. Add to Cart. Buy Now Secure transaction. Your transaction is secure With roots firmly embedded in the ancient soil of the Scottish Borders, the Moffats found themselves at the very forefront of Scotland's long and bloody struggle with its English neighbour during the Wars of Independence.

When not battling Format: Paperback. Scotland Magazine The great thing about Moffat's account is that, for all its emphasis on uncertainty, it rattles along with complete narrative certainty, to the extent that great events consistently take even a historically literate reader unawares' Scottish Review of Books--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title/5(49).

Moffat Clan Book. With roots firmly embedded in the ancient soil of the Scottish Borders, the Moffats found themselves at the very forefront of Scotland’s long and bloody struggle with its English neighbour during the Wars of Independence.

When not battling the common foe, the Moffats, with their motto of ‘I hope for better things’, also. "History has always mattered to Scots, and rarely more so than now at the outset of a new century, with a new census appearing in and after more than ten years of a new parliament.

An almost limitless archive of our history lies hidden inside our bodies and we carry the ancient story of Scotland around with us. The mushrooming of genetic studies, of DNA analysis, is rewriting our history /5(2).

Got this book after seeing Alistair Moffat make an entertaining appearance at the Edinburgh Book Festival a few years ago. Moffat's account of 'Scotland before history' is interesting and intriguing, drawing attention to the place names, people and artefacts that are routinely overlooked in most historical records/5(18).

From the Ice Age to the recent Scottish Referendum, historian and Moffat from ancient Scottish days book Alistair Moffat explores the history of the Scottish nation.

As well as focusing on key moments in the nation’s history such as the Battle of Bannockburn and the Jacobite Risings, Moffat also features other episodes in history that are perhaps less well documented/5(13).

An interesting read if you have Scottish or Irish roots. Moffat uses Genetics, Archaeology, Linguistics, History and Statistics to trace the antecedents of today's citizens of Scotland from before the last ice age.

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Having clung to ancient traditions of family, loyalty, and valor for centuries, the clans met the beginning of their end at the fateful battle at Culloden in Reviews: 'The great thing about Moffat's account is that, for all its emphasis on uncertainty, it rattles along with complete narrative certainty, to the extent that great events consistently take even a historically literate reader unawares' * Scottish Review of Books * 'For Alistair Moffat, history is rooted in the personal.

Alistair Moffat was born and bred in the Scottish Borders. A former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television, he now runs the burgeoning Borders Book Festival as well as a production company based near Selkirk.

Clan Moffat was without a chief from the midth century untilwhen Francis Moffat waas recognised by Lord Lyon King of Arms. The Moffat clan motto is "Spero meliora" (I hope for better things) and the clan crest is a cross crosslet fitchee rising from a crown.

Alistair Moffat is an award winning writer, historian and former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television. Moffat was educated at the University of St Andrews, graduating in with a degree in Medieval History/5(19).

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The clan was leaderless and obscure from the mid 16th century untilwhen Francis Moffat of that Ilk was recognised as the hereditary chief of the clan by Lord Lyon King of Arms.

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estling in a wooded valley a few miles south of the Devils Beef Tub, Moffat sits quietly on the banks of the Annan; the rolling hills behind silently look down on a green and peaceful scene.

If those hills could speak we would learn so much of our ancient past, for Moffat hills have borne witness to much of Scotland’s early history. - Moffat Early History The origin of the name itself is thought to be Norse.

William de Mont Alto, progenitor of the Movats, married the youngest daughter of Andlaw, who came to Scotland from Norway during the tenth century. Over the years the name softened to Montealt, then Movat, through Movest, eventually settling at Moffat in its modern.

The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Moffat. The Moffat family lived in the place called Moffatt, in place-name is derived from the Gaelic words magh and fada, which mean field and long. Hence, the surname Moffat means, from the long field.

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