Saturday, March 17, 2018

Genealogy Place Names - E


With the letter ‘E’ we visit Scotland and Iceland. This is an interesting pairing as our Viking ancestors who settled in Iceland came from the Orkney Islands off the northern coast of Scotland. 
E is for . . .
Eaglesham, Renfrewshire, Scotland and the Montgomery family.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eaglesham

John Alexander de Montgomery 1338-1401 (my 18th great grandfather)

There is a ton of information on geni.com about John de Montgomerie (Montgomery). 


Photo from http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/eaglesham/eaglesham/index.html



Montgomery Street
Montgomery Street was once known as South Street and commemorates the Montgomeries, the Earls of Eglinton and later Earls of Winton who owned Eaglesham Estate for seven centuries. - Wikipedia




Montgomery Moto: Watch Well and Tartan (lowland)


E is for . . .
Eyiafiord, Iceland
The last place name of ‘E’s is in Iceland. This is serendipitous as recently some of our family filled their days with wonder on a vacation to Iceland. There weren’t enough days on their vacation to travel to northern Iceland – so let’s take a look. (See blue area on map.)



1 comment:

  1. Marcellene Graham HueterMarch 17, 2018 at 6:26 AM

    Love it ! You are so clever !

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