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The saga of the Geikie family begins among the people of the ancient tribe of the Picts. They lived in the lands of Gagie, in the parish of Murroes in Angus.

Geikie Early Origins



The surname Geikie 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.

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Geikie Spelling Variations


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Geikie 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. Geikie has been written Geekie, Geikie, Geggie, Gagie, Geky and others.

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Geikie Early History


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Geikie Early History



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

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Geikie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Geikie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Geikie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, 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 Geikie:

Geikie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Archibald Geikie, aged 61, who landed in America, in 1897

Geikie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Helen Geikie, aged 44, who landed in America from Dundee, Scotland, in 1911
  • Percy Geikie, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1922

Geikie Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Grace. B. Geikie, aged 39, who settled in Oshawa, Ont., in 1918
  • Walter. R. Geikie, aged 39, who emigrated to Oshawa, Ont., in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Geikie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Geikie (post 1700)



  • James Stuart Geikie (1812-1884), Scottish musician and father of James and Archibald Geikie
  • John Cunningham Geikie (1824-1906), Scottish-born minister and author
  • Walter Geikie (1795-1837), Scottish painter
  • James Geikie (1839-1915), Scottish geologist
  • Sir Archibald Geikie OM, KCB, PRS, FRSE (1835-1924), Scottish geologist and writer, eponym of numerous places including Geikie Gorge National Park, Geikie Gorge, Geikie Glacier and Mout Geilkie

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    8. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Geikie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Geikie Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 3 December 2015 at 19:45.

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