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Gatty - Gaddy connections
Posted by: Trevor Gatty (ID *****5019) Date: January 11, 2003 at 11:04:45
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Edward Gatty England 1811, possible Gaddy connections

I am interested in anything that bears on this subject since I have been told by an authoritative source

1 that Gatty is a very common anglicization of Getty ( there certainly seem to be more Gatty than Getty names in Great

2. that Getty in Ireland is a recognized modification of Dalgetty and Dalgetty, both of which names link to an area in Fife,Scotland. Possibly they also link to the to the Hay clan, although this is disputed, and I have heard an alternative thesis thatthe name links to the Geddes clan.

3. There are certainly Gatty connections (huguenot)to the Dijon area in France going back to the end of the 16th century ands also a Gatty line in Corwall going back to 1437 and probably before that to Northern Italy.

4. My own proven Gatty links in the UK are to a great great grandfather Edward in Lancashire, near the port of Liverpool and justacross the sea from Ireland. We have never been able to trace his parentage.

5 I should be glad to hear from anyone that cares to comment or can add any data..

Trevor Gatty

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