Galgachus Surname Origin
In the chronicle of the kings of Scotland Galgachus is called Galdus, of which name and its etymology Gardon gives the following account: Galgachus was Latinized by the Romans, from the Highland appellations Gald and cachach; the first, Gald, being the proper name, and the second, cachach, being an adjection to it from the battles he had fought; Gald the fighter of battles, which kind of nicknames are still in use among the Highlanders. Colgach, Gaelic, fierce, furious, and ach, battle, skirmish.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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