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  • Einar 'Hardkjeft' Hard-Jaw of Orkney (deceased)
    Einar Hardkjeft, grandson of Thorfinn Orkneyjarl. c) EINAR "Turf-Einar” . Orkneyinga Saga names “ Hallad , Hrollaug and the youngest Einar ” 797]. Snorre names "Hallad, the second Einar, the thir...
  • Einar 'Klining' Buttered-bread of Orkney (deceased)
    Einar Klining, grandchild of Thorfinn Orkneyjarl c) EINAR "Turf-Einar” . Orkneyinga Saga names “ Hallad , Hrollaug and the youngest Einar ” 797]. Snorre names "Hallad, the second Einar, the third...
  • Gaheris, Margawse's Son, Malory Text (deceased)
    Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur , composed in the middle of the 15th century, and published in 1485 by William Caxton, is the version of the Arthurian legend that became the foundation for most of th...
  • Gareth, Margawse's Son, Malory Text (deceased)
    Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur , composed in the middle of the 15th century, and published in 1485 by William Caxton, is the version of the Arthurian legend that became the foundation for most of th...

About the Orkney surname

"Orkney" is simply a shortened version of the Old Norse "Orkneyjar", meaning "Seal Islands"