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The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Gwaltney. It comes from in some place which is now obscure. The surname Gwaltney belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Gwaltney Early Origins



The surname Gwaltney 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 from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Gwaltney Spelling Variations


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Gwaltney 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. Gwaltney has appeared Galletly, Gallightly, Gellatly, Gellately, Gillatly, Golightly and many more.

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Gwaltney Early History


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Gwaltney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gwaltney research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1291 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Gwaltney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gwaltney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gwaltney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gwaltney Notables 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



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 Gwaltney name:

Gwaltney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wm. L. Gwaltney, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Mrs. Wm. L Gwaltney, aged 27, who emigrated to America, in 1911
  • John Gwaltney, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1914
  • H. D. Gwaltney, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gwaltney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gwaltney (post 1700)



  • Billie Gwaltney (b. 1962), American professional baseball player
  • John Langston Gwaltney (1928-1998), African-American writer and anthropologist
  • Francis Irby Gwaltney (1921-1981), American author
  • Thomas "Tommy" O. Gwaltney (1921-2003), American jazz multi-instrumentalist and bandleader

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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: Hactenus invictus
Motto Translation: Hitherto unconquered.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
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    The Gwaltney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gwaltney 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 16 October 2016 at 21:48.

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