Early Origins of the Gort family
The surname Gort was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, where they held a family seat
in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland
. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. They held a family seat in the barony of Gorthie in the county.
Early History of the Gort family
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Gort Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gorthie, Gorthy, Gorte, Gort, Gorte, Gortie, Gourthie, Gourthy, Gourtie and many more.
Early Notables of the Gort family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gort family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Gort (post 1700)
- Wilred Gort, American politician, Mayor of Miami, Florida, 1996 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Field Marshal John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker Viscount Gort (1886-1946), British High Commissioner of Trans-Jordan (1944-1945) CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) John Gort. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Gort/John_Standish_Surtees_Prendergast_Vereker_Viscount/Great_Britain.html