Galloway Family Crest


Galloway family crest
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Galloway clan crest

Galloway clan crest

The Scottish surname Galloway is a regional name from Galloway in southwestern Scotland, named as ‘place of the foreign Gaels’, from Gaelic gall ‘foreigner’ + Gaidheal ‘Gael’. From the 8th century or before it was a province of Anglian Northumbria. In the 9th century it was settled by mixed Gaelic-Norse inhabitants from the Hebrides and Isle of Man. Early records of the name include Gilbert of Galoway in the "Rental book of Cupar-Angus" in the year 1475 and Jhone of Galloway who was a tenant in Kethik in 1495. William Gallaway, given as being a shoemaker, was admitted a burgess of Aberdeen in 1606 and Andro Galloway became a burgess of Pittinweme in 1654.


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