The roots of the name Gowty are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Gowty was originally found in Edinburghshire
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages. Gowty is an ancient Scottish name that evolved from the Goldie, which derives from the Old English personal name
Early Origins of the Gowty family
The surname Gowty was first found in Edinburghshire
, a former county, now part of the Midlothian
council area 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 Gowty family
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Gowty Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations
. Gowty has been spelled Goudie, Gouday, Goudey, Goudy, Gowdy, Gowdie, Gadie, Goodie, Gady and many more.
Early Notables of the Gowty family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gowty family to Ireland
Some of the Gowty family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Gowty family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gowty Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Patrick Gowty, aged 27, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARSHALL BENNETT 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marshallbennett1852.shtml
The Gowty Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: Honesty.