Getty Surname Origin
(Locality). Gaeta, a town of Italy, and signifies a stronghold. Gaelic, Caetigh; Welsh, Caety, from Cae, surrounded, defended, shut up, and tigh or ty, a house. Geddes, the son of Gideon.
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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