Stirling name @ MacBraveHeart
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|Associated surnames: MacGregor (Clan)|
|The surname 'Stirling' comes from the town in central Scotland, which was earlier
known as Strevelin (probably the river name). The name Gilbertus de Struelin is recorded
in 1136, with this surname appearing in records until the end of the 14th century. It then
is used widely in its present form, particularly in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The Stirling
name is recorded in Nairn from an early date. The Stirlings of Keir (in Stirlingshire)
have held their lands from 1160.
The town of Stirling was the setting for the Stirling 700 events in 1997 (see the poster on the left below), including the Braveheart Convention, to mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Stirling Bridge (as depicted in Braveheart below).
|The decisive Battle of Bannockburn (as
shown in the final scene of Braveheart) was fought near Stirling
Barney M Stirling ...