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Re: McClead
Posted by: Don Gillies (ID *****7955) Date: August 15, 2014 at 14:57:18
In Reply to: McClead by BrickWall of 66394

This is not a surname known in Scotland. There have been no McClead births at all here since statutory registration began in 1855.

If it exists elsewhere (which I assume it does), then the likelihood is that the surname got corrupted at or after emigration. The most likely explanation is that it is a corruption of the surname (McLeod), pronounced 'McCloud'.

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