The Scottish surname Auld is a distinguishing epithet for the older of two bearers of the same personal name. The modern surname can also be found as Old, Ould, Ault, Aude, Olman and Oldman. The marriage was recorded in London of James Auld and Margarett Brown, on September 18th 1694 at St. James', Dukes Place. A Coat of Arms granted to the family is ermine on a chief red two griffins respecting each other silver, the Crest being a cherub's head proper wings in saltire. The Motto "Virtute et constantia" translates as "By valour and constancy".