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Re: [Peterhead] Robertson Mat{t}hew's family & Re SCROGGIE

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  • Betty Holmes
    How religious were your family/ancestors?? There was in the late 1800s-a well Known Preacher/Scholar called Alexander Graham Scroggie-that s the only
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      How "religious" were your family/ancestors?? There was in the late
      1800s-a well Known Preacher/Scholar called Alexander Graham
      Scroggie-that's the only time I have ever heard the name. Betty.
      I mention this as I know
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Ray Hennessy" <ray@...>
      To: <Peterhead@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 8:11 PM
      Subject: Re: [Peterhead] Robertson Mat{t}hew's family


      > chickcorbybred <chickcorbybred@...> wrote:
      >
      > One of the things that intrigues me is most of the family
      > that I know of have second names which were maiden
      > names from somewhere in the family ie Scroggie.
      >
      > My brother is called John Scroggie Mathew as are
      > several of my cousins and my Grandfather but nobody
      > seems to know where this name comes from.
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      >
      > Hi Chick & welcome.
      >
      > Scroggie may indeed be a mother's maiden name
      > handed down through the generations. In the 1881
      > Census of Peterhead there are three families called
      > Scroggie - with one young man living with his uncle.
      > [I can send details if you need them.]
      >
      > Have you considered that "Scroggie" could be a Tee-name?
      >
      > These personal pet-names were very common in north east
      > Scotland coastal parishes up to fairly recently and may still
      > be for all I know. They tended to run in families with the
      > Tee-name [a.k.a. To-name or T-name] either handed on
      > unchanged as a nod to parentage, or there would be a
      > short chain of Tee-names reflecting the different ones
      > given to a parent and a grandparent.
      >
      > I can't help you with the meaning, not having found any record
      > of interpretations of Tee-names - and anyway this may be a
      > red-herring:
      >
      > Best wishes
      >
      > Ray Hennessy
      >
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