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This by no means depends upon length of residence ; for while there are many (especially those connected with merchandise), who, though long among us, are not of us, there are, on the other hand, still more who, albeit their settlement is recent, may be reckoned among the truest-hearted of Britons. — The Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, by Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster. I have endeavoured to follow the middle course, of neither hastily admitting, nor of unfairly rejecting, surnames of foreign origin, according to the means of judging which I possessed.
A reference to the article William in this work, and to what I have already said in English Surnames, vol. The Irish, Gaelic, and Welsh surnames, as will be seen elsewhere, are almost exclusively of this kind. Ferguson has the following judicious observations : — " Of the two Teutonic patronymics, ing and son, common in English names, the former is more properly Germanic, the latter Scandinavian. Ing or inger signifies son, offspring, being cognate with the English young.
Alexander Gardyne, will suffi- ciently attest this want of uniformity in the orthography of family names : — " I have always prided myself upon bearing a very uncommon black-letter looking surname, which in our part of the country — say Forfarshire — is clipped down in common parlance to Gairn. 6, 1767, of ' Margaret Gairden, lawful daughter of Alex. L., &c, that his family and that of Jardine were identical, both names being additional products of the fertile Garden ! In my former work will be found a chapter on Changed Surnames.
During the greater part of a somewhat advanced life I have been content to call myself Gardyne, and to receive the aforesaid equivalent for it; but having recently made a pilgrimage to Father- land, after many years absence from Europe, it has, unhappily, resulted in placing me somewhat in the position of Jacob Faithful, with this difference, however, in my favour, that whereas Maryatt's hero was in search of a Father, with me it was only a Grandfather ; the imperfect regis- tration of the parish authorities of Glammis having so mystified that interesting relative to me, as to baffle my endeavours to fix his identity, to say nothing of the suspicion it has awakened in my mind that as regards the name I have so long borne, I have, in nautical phrase, been sailing ' under false colours.' I may here state that my worthy parent was gathered to his fathers long before I felt any great curiosity about the Gardynes of the Nether Middleton, in the Glen of Ogilvie, and that, moreover, having no relatives of my own name beyond an aged mother and a maiden sister — being, in fact, the last of my race and a bachelor to boot, my sources of information as to the history of my family were so few in number, and so scant in detail, that I considered it would be advisable, before seeking the immediate locality of my ancestors, to check off the genea- logical scraps in my possession, principally of an oral and legendary character, with that never-to- be-doubted record, the Parish Kegister. Gairden, Nether Middleton.' The date of this event and everything else but the orthography of the name agreeing, I was obliged to accept it for what it undoubtedly was — the registry of my father's elder sister. To what is there said, I would add a few words on the practice prevalent in the middle ages, of ecclesiastics, especially the regulars, forsaking their ancestral names, and adopting either the name of the place in which they were born, or that of some dis- tinguished angel, saint, or father of the church.
And it may be observed as a rule, that the more trivial the locality which has given rise to a surname— a poor hamlet, perhaps, or a farm of small dimensions — the more likely the first assumer of the designation is to have been the owner of such locality.
xv ber of them have either lost their designations or corrupted them almost beyond iden- tification.