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From: Linda Merle <>
Subject: Re: Scotch Ulster Book.
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2000 09:57:58 -0800
Mack (Surnames of Scotland) is an old Berwickshire family. It is from on Old
West Scandanavian man's name. Macwra in Yorkshire is derived from the
same name. It is no in Bell.
McLeod is of course Scottish and so is McDougall. They occur in Ireland
in small numbers in the expected place -- Ulster, but not in high enough
numbers to be in Bell.
Ross is Scottish and English from various sources First is the family of Ross
who settled in Ayrshire from Yorkshire. There are other English Rosses
deriving from various old French names and families. It is from red -- red
The Ayrshire family of Ross were important settler families in Down. You
also have the clan Ross up in Ross. The chiefs derive from Gille Anrias,
who was also called Mackinsagart (Taggart). The sept was originally
O Beolan. Some Mac Gille Andrais (Anderson, Andrews, Gillanders,
MacAndrew, MacGillanders, and Rosses) stem from the same source.
Some highlanders came to Ulster with the McDonalds in the 1550's and
afterwards. Many of them anglicized their surnames and so cannot be
traced by the surname alone. Many came later on since it is a short boatride
from Scotland to Ireland and has been that way since the landbridge
dried up at the end of the Ice Age.
For you highlanders, there is a list called clan-l where folks cluster who are
into Scottish highlander names. Just like Ulster and our Scotch Irish
ancestors, we do not have any clans and not much haggis either. (We do have
cute Irish wives, if we are really like our ancestors <GRIN>)
At 02:21 AM 1/3/2000 -0600, Viola Seward wrote:
>A few surnames please.
>Mack, Mcleod, Mcdougall and Ross.