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This Scottish surname also recorded as Gowrie, Garry and Gorrie is locational. This is unusual in itself in that Celtic, like Gaelic surnames are rarely locational, being overwhelmingly patronymic. The 'Carse of Gowrie' is a strip of land running between the River Tay and Dundee in Perthshire. Approximately fifteen miles long, and dead flat, 'the Gowrie' is one of the most fertile areas in the country. Curiously the more popular spelling form is 'Gorrie', whilst 'Garrie' is rare indeed which is perhaps not surprising when one John Garrie was arrested in Aberdeen in 1552 charged with aiding the English! It is claimed that the Gorries of Perthshire descend from Macgorries who mysteriously arrived in the district some 400 years ago, and settled in the neighbourhood of Logie Almond.

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