The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland
were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Ghettey. It comes from in the parish of Dalgetty in Fife
and from the lands of the same name in Aberdeenshire
Early Origins of the Ghettey family
The surname Ghettey 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 Ghettey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ghettey research.Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 164 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Ghettey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ghettey Spelling Variations
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations
were a common result of this process. Ghettey has appeared Dalgetty, Getty, Dalgety, Dalketty, Dalgaty and many more.
Early Notables of the Ghettey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ghettey family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence
. The Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Ghettey name: Abigail Getty arrived in New York State in 1804 with her husband James, and sons John and Robert; Alexander, Andrew, Archibald, James, John, Robert and William Getty all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.