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Re: McIlmoyl misspelled again...
Posted by: Joan McIlmoyl Cleghorn (ID *****2798) Date: May 20, 2004 at 23:14:51
In Reply to: Re: McIlmoyl misspelled again... by Jim McIlmoyl of 56

Clan & tartan is MacMillan. Origin from Islay - home of great Scotch<ggg>. Gaelic of name is

MacGhilleMhaoil or MacMhaolain = definition is 'son of the bold or tonsured one.'

No I haven't a clue how one would pronounce them<gggg>. Some branches even became BELL. There's a story behind this.

All this info in from Black's "The Surnames of Scotland" which I have. If you want the full blurb, let me know & I'll scan it for you.

8-)
Joan


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