Guthrie - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

AuthorPadraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh
Date1923
SourceSome Anglicised Surnames in Ireland
Section

Guthrie—This name has been assumed by some of the Irish sept of Lahiff (O'Laithimh) in the Co. Clare. The name Guthrie in Ulster is of Scottish origin. In Gaelic Mag Uchtre. Thomas Mac Uchtre, Lord of Galloway, in 1213, raided Derry with a large army of the Scots of Galloway, destroyed the Church of Coleraine, and built upon its site a castle. Jackson's Hall, Coleraine, stands on the site of Mac Uchtre's Castle.

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