Category: Branch, Nisbet Name Study

Categories: Nisbet Name Study

Nesbit Nesbitt Nisbett Nisbet Branches (Territorial designations)

Branch information and History. SEE: Nesbit Nesbitt Nisbett Nisbet Branches

Territorial designation performs a useful function. Innes of Learney stated that: These “titles”, so common in Scotland, are not only part of the feudal system, but also one form of the Celtic bun sloinn, or genealogical second surname, by which the various branches of a clan, or house, are distinguished, and the “designation” is (like a peerage title) legally regarded as part of the name itself, when “ordinarily used” as such, and the parties “adject the designation” to their signatures in terms of the Statute 1672, cap 47.

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