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Re: Where did the name Duthie originate ?
Posted by: Charlie Duthie Date: January 04, 2002 at 17:11:03
In Reply to: Re: Where did the name Duthie originate ? by David Duthie of 354

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Duthac was a Celtic Saint who founded a monastry at Tain around 960. After his death the shrine to St Duthac was a place of pilgramage and his bell was rung to call the pilgrims to prayer. The keepers of the shrine were known by the Gaelic name "an ghillas Duthac" or servants of Duthac. This changed to Duthie over the centuries. There is a record of a land transaction in the name of Ann Duthe in the mid 13th century. The patron saint of Aberdeen is St Duthac.

After the battle of Bannockburn Robert the Bruce's wife went on a pilgrimage to St Duthac's shrine at Tain.

The site of St Duthac's shrine can still be found today.

Charlie Duthie


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