Galloway Family History
Galloway Name Meaning
English and Scottish: habitational name from Galloway in southwest Scotland named as ‘place of the foreign Gaels’ from Gaelic gall ‘foreigner’ + Gaidheal ‘Gael’. From the 8th century or before it was a province of Anglian Northumbria. In the 9th century it was settled by mixed Gaelic-Norse inhabitants from the Hebrides and Isle of Man.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022