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Where did the Scottish Gorday family come from? What is the Scottish Gorday family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gorday family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gorday family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gorthie, Gorthy, Gorte, Gort, Gorte, Gortie, Gourthie, Gourthy, Gourtie and many more.
First found in Perthshire, 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gorday research. Another 182 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1432, and 1745 are included under the topic Early Gorday History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Gorday Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gorday Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Gorday Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gorday 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.
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