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DALGETY, a surname derived from a parish of that name in Fife, or from the lands of Dalgetty in Aberdeenshire, formerly belonging to a family of the same name. An old half-pay ensign of the name, who had served in the German wars, and resided in the village of Prestonpans, suggested to Sir Walter Scott his celebrated character of Captain Dalgetty in the ‘Legend of Montrose.’ De la gata of Del gato, is the old French or modern Spanish for, of the wild cat, or of a party called after that animal.

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