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Re: Stitt surname in Scotland
Posted by: leslie braddock (ID *****1245) Date: March 17, 2008 at 08:29:45
In Reply to: Stitt surname in Scotland by Rhonda Dent of 410

Hi Rhonda,
I do not know direct information about your family line there..but I do know the place. Its Dumfreshire ..the southern most area of Scotland, next to the English Border. I have been doing research on the Stitt family origins and we all hail from Scotland. The earliest families were located (that I have found) in Sanquhar and Durisdeer areas..Durisdeer has a history of being a large center of commerce when a Roman Road came through in the 1500s. It is believed that the Stitt familiy arrived here with the Normans sometime around then.
The Stitt family has a history of being Presbyterian and during the times of the Covenanters (1700s) many Stitts were expelled from that area by the English due to their refusal to accept the Prayer books of the Church of England. Many moved to Ireland and became "Ulster-Scots" and some of those came to the United States.
I have found that much of the Stitt Family that remained in Scotland after this time moved to the Dumfrieshire area.
Hope this helps you some.
Leslie Stit Braddock

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