Show ContentsGagie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Gagie is a name whose ancestors lived among the Picts, a tribe in ancient Scotland. The Gagie family lived in the lands of Gagie, in the parish of Murroes in Angus. [1]

Early Origins of the Gagie family

The surname Gagie was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat on the lands of Gagie in the parish of Murroes from very ancient times.

"William Geky and Janet Geky had a tack of part of Cowpar Grange in 1453, and Paton or Patrick Geky appears as one of the Abbey's tenants in 1468 and 1473." [1]

Early History of the Gagie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gagie research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1453, 1529, 1574, 1663, 1812, 1884, 1835, 1924, 1839, 1915 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Gagie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gagie Spelling Variations

The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Gagie has been spelled Geekie, Geikie, Geggie, Gagie, Geky and others.

Early Notables of the Gagie family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gagie family

The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Gagie: William Geeky who settled in Virginia in 1680.

  1. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3) on Facebook