In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Orgill, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. The ancestors of the Orgill family lived in the lands of Cargill in east Perthshire
where the family at one time had extensive territories.
Early Origins of the Orgill family
The surname Orgill was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
. Cargill is a parish containing, with the villages of Burreltown, Wolfhill, and Woodside. "This place, of which the name, of Celtic origin, signifies a village with a church, originally formed a portion of the parish of Cupar-Angus, from which, according to ancient records, it was separated prior to the year 1514." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Orgill family
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Orgill Spelling Variations
Although Medieval Scotland
lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations
of Scottish single names. Orgill has been written Cargill, Cargille, Carnigill, Cargile, Kergylle, Cargyle, Carrigle, McGirl and many more.
Early Notables of the Orgill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Orgill family to Ireland
Some of the Orgill family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Orgill family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland
, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan
societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Orgill:
Orgill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Tyrell Orgill, aged 9, who landed in America, in 1893
- Lucy Orgill, aged 64, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
- Bernard C. Orgill, aged 51, who landed in America, in 1896
Orgill Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Janette Elizabeth Orgill, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States from Kingston, in 1903
- John Churtra Orgill, aged 10, who settled in America from Kingston, in 1903
- Joseph Orgill, aged 8, who landed in America from Kiltimagh, Ireland, in 1907
- Margaret Orgill, who settled in America, in 1907
- Maria Orgill, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States from Kiltimagh, Ireland, in 1907
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Contemporary Notables of the name Orgill (post 1700)
- Edmund Orgill, eponym of the Edmund Orgill Trophy awarded to the winner of the annual football game between Rhodes College and Sewanee: The University of the South, Tennessee
- Dever Orgill (b. 1990), Jamaican footballer
The Orgill Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Domino confido
Motto Translation: Confide in the Lord.