Is this meant to be Aufrica?

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Said on profile to have been mother of Gudrod. Never seen that given name before.
WikiTree profile: Affrica Galloway
in Genealogy Help by C. Mackinnon G2G6 Pilot (294k points)
It's not a name - it's a title meaning "Princess of Galloway". From Maggie's answer below she must have been Affraic.

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Óláfr is recorded to have had at least two wives: Ingibjǫrg, daughter of Hákon Pálsson, Earl of Orkney; and Affraic, daughter of Fergus, Lord ofGalloway.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%93l%C3%A1fr_Gu%C3%B0r%C3%B8%C3%B0arson_(died_1153)

Jarl in Scandinavia means something like Earl and was used from viking time and into the middle ages. This profile should therefore most likely represent the daughter of the Earl of Orkney mentioned above, unless the difference between Earl and Lord in those times were not very different?

by Maggie Andersson G2G6 Pilot (139k points)
edited by Maggie Andersson
Surely you mean daughter of the Lord of Galloway?

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