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Halliday Surname Origin

'Holy-day.' It is said this name had its origin in the Slogan, or war-cry of a Gaelic clan residing in Annandale, who made frequent raids on the English border. On these occasions they employed the war-cry of 'A holy-day,' every day, in their estimation, being holy, that was spent in ravaging the enemy's country.


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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A Halliday Family History Thought:

'He who has no knaves, fools, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightening.' --Old English Proverb




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