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The Girkpatryke surname is derived from one of various place names in Scotland. These place names come from the Old Norse "kirkja" which became "kirk" and means "church." Several churches were dedicated to St. Patrick, and then the place names followed from the church names.

Girkpatryke Early Origins



The surname Girkpatryke was first found in Dumfriesshire at Closeburn, a civil parish. The surname was derived from a chapel on a farm in the parish that was once dedicated to Saint Patrick. About 1 km east of Closeburn lies Closeburn Castle, a tower house that was the family seat of the Kirkpatrick family until 1783. The first record of the name is of a Sir Roger de Kirkpatrick (born c. 1280), 3rd cousin and associate of Robert the Bruce, 1st cousin of Sir William Wallace who attested a charter by one of the Bruces in the 14th century.

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Girkpatryke Spelling Variations


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Girkpatryke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kilpatrick, Gilpatrick, Patrick, Kirkpatrick and others.

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Girkpatryke Early History


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Girkpatryke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Girkpatryke research. Another 419 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1232, 1783, 1296, 1695, 1685 and are included under the topic Early Girkpatryke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Girkpatryke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Girkpatryke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst bearers of this family name during their early history was Sir Thomas Kirkpatrick, 1st Baronet (d. c. 1695) of Closeburn in the County of Dumfries, a Baronetage of Nova Scotia created for him...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Girkpatryke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Girkpatryke In Ireland


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Girkpatryke In Ireland



Some of the Girkpatryke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniel Gilpatrick who settled in San Francisco in 1850; Andrew Patrick, and Henry, settled in Virginia in 1636; John Patrick settled in Virginia in 1638.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Girkpatryke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Girkpatryke 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 18 September 2014 at 12:18.

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