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11/2/2013, 5:02 PM babycrookston

Name Argyle
Type Surname (from location)
Other Forms FormsArgyll, Earre Ghàidheal
Edit Status Status3. usages AND description are verified

Meaning & History

From the regional name Argyll, a county of southwestern Scotland, named in Gaelic as Earre Ghàidheal ‘coast of the Gaels’. Argyll was the earliest part of Scotland to be settled by Gaelic speakers from Ireland from the 6th century onwards. The origin of Argyle as a surname owes more to its use to denote retainers of the powerful and influential earls and dukes of Argyll, heads of Clan Campbell, than to use as a habitational name.
Added 11/2/2013 by babycrookston