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People Connected to Aberdeenshire

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  • John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith, KT, GCVO, GBE, CB, PC (1889 - 1971)
    Director General, British Broadcasting Corporation 1927-38; Minister of Information Jan-May 1940; Minister of Transport May-Oct 1940; Minister of Works and Buildings and Firs Commissioner of Works (lat...
  • Sarah Ann Buchanan (1853 - 1924)
    ENGLAND BIRTHS AND CHRISTENINGS, 1538-1975 Name Sarah Ann Smith Gender Female Christening Date 12 Jun 1853 Christening Place SUTTON WALDRON, DORSET, ENGLAND Father's Name John Smith Mothe...
  • Joseph Calder (1813 - c.1850)
  • John Oliphant of Aberdalgie & Kellie, Kt. (c.1340 - 1417)
    From an unidentified source: " Sir John Oliphant of Aberdalgie and Kellie, son of the last, is mentioned in 1388. He married, first, a daughter of Borthwick de eodem, by whom he had William, who succee...
  • Maj Gen James Burnett of Leys (13th Bt), DSO (1880 - 1953)
    Maj.-Gen. James Lauderdale Gilbert Burnett of Leys, 13th Bt . fought in the Boer War between 1899 and 1902, where he was mentioned in desptaches. He fought in the First World War, where he was mentio...

People Connected to Aberdeenshire

Historic County of Scotland

Image right - Aberdeenshire within Scotland in 1890

See also

Aberdeenshire - Main Page
Aberdeenshire, Memorial Inscriptions, Cemeteries and Graveyards
Historic Buildings of Aberdeenshire
Aberdeenshire Genealogical Resources

How to use this Page

  1. Please link any GENI Profiles with links to Aberdeenshire to this project.
  2. You can ALSO add the earliest heads of families to the list of Aberdeenshire Families on Geni below (don't forget to link their profiles to the project as well). These would usually be male! Please restrict people added to the list to the earliest head of family!

Note People with links to Aberdeenshire can be linked to the project but not necessarily added to the list below.

People connected to Aberdeenshire can also be linked to the following projects.


Historical and Political people

- accommodated by the project Historical Aberdeenshire which covers the History of Aberdeenshire and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.

Famous or Notable People

Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown! Please visit Aberdeenshire - Famous People and add them to the listing there.


People from Aberdeenshire who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "Aberdeenshire families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.

Where the earliest known ancestor is the emigrant add them to the list below. In some cases if there is a project that covers them in detail please link the project.

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Heads of Aberdeenshire Families on Geni

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  • William Singer (c.1655-1707) Yeoman Tennent at Rogerseat, Fyvie, Aberdeenshire.





Emigrants from Aberdeenshire

Please add the names of people from Aberdeenshire who settled in the "New World"


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United States




New Zealand

South Africa

  • Harry John Buchanan (1882-1933) Born in Aberdeen and emigrated to South Africa in 1905 where he died.

1820 British Settlers in South Africa

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