Meaning and Origin of: Ardrey

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish and northern Irish : habitational name from Airdrie, the name of several farms and minor places in Nairn, Fife, and Kirkcudbrightshire, as well as Airdrie near Glasgow. The origins of the place names are uncertain; in some cases it is said to represent Gaelic árd ruigh ‘high reach’ or ‘high slope’.