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"Name - In the former Statistical Account of this parish, the name Garvock is said to be "originally Gaelic, and to signify the rugged hill" - consequently derived from the two Gaelic words Gairabh and cnoc. But, as the hill of Garvock is by no means particularly rugged, it is much more probable that Garvock is derived from the two Gaelic words Gairabh and pouc, signifying the rough marsh or meadow; a name which is still very descriptive of the uncultivated part of the parish: and must have been originally highly applicable to the whole."

The Statistical Account of Scotland The County of Kincardine

Monumental Inscriptions for the parish have been recorded in Pre-1855 Gravestone Inscriptions in Kincardineshire, edited by Alison Mitchell, Scottish Genealogy Society, 1986, ISBN 0 901061 29 8.


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Church Records

Old Parish Records for the parish of Garvock [260] are located in New Register House, Edinburgh.

These have also been microfilmed by the LDS:


Civil Registration

All records of Civil Registration are held at New Register House, Edinburgh. Microfilm copies of births, deaths and marriages for the years 1855 - 1875, 1881 and 1891 have been filmed by the LDS and can be ordered to any family history centre worldwide. Please check film numbers before ordering.


Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Garvock has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NO744704 (Lat/Lon: 56.824440, -2.421041), Garvock which are provided by:
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