The chronicles of the Ghetty family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts
. The ancestors of the Ghetty family lived in the parish of Dalgetty in Fife
and from the lands of the same name in Aberdeenshire
Early Origins of the Ghetty family
The surname Ghetty 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 Ghetty family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ghetty research.Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 164 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Ghetty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ghetty Spelling Variations
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred
years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations
every time they were written. Ghetty has been written Dalgetty, Getty, Dalgety, Dalketty, Dalgaty and many more.
Early Notables of the Ghetty family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ghetty family to the New World and Oceana
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Ghetty: 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.