The current generations of the Dalgetty family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. The Dalgetty family lived in the parish of Dalgetty in Fife
and from the lands of the same name in Aberdeenshire
Early Origins of the Dalgetty family
The surname Dalgetty was first found in Aberdeenshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Dalgetty family
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Dalgetty Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Dalgetty has been spelled Dalgetty, Getty, Dalgety, Dalketty, Dalgaty and many more.
Early Notables of the Dalgetty family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dalgetty family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dalgetty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Alexander Dalgetty, aged 36, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
- Janet Dalgetty, aged 30, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
- David Dalgetty, aged 15, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841