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From: Charlie Weaver <>
Subject: [S-I] Irish to Scotland, or Not???
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 20:22:28 -0500
Edward Andrews: Thank you very much for your response.
You have given me a good deal of information and cause
to do much more research. I do think it has a genealogy
connection, as I try to fill out the names/dates with more
historical and migration information.
One of the comments in the ARCHAEOLOGY magazine
article I referenced that really caught my eye, and may mean
nothing whatsoever, is this: "The Picts lived mainly in eastern
Scotland, north of modern Edinburgh. We know their homeland
both from the distributions of Pictish place-names (which typically
begin with 'Pett' or 'Pit'...."
The 'Pett' got my attention because my ancestors who went from
SCT to Co Tyrone c1690, and to America in 1740, were the
PETTIGREWs. Of course, this proves absolutely nothing. The
family history is that the name was originally PETIGRU, coming to
SCT in the 1500s with the Hugenot expulsion. But, I have found
reference to PETTIGREWs (various spellings) in SCT as far back
Maybe someday, DNA technology will be able to tell my descendants
whether they came from Picts, Scotti, or whatever.
Charlie Weaver, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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