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HISTORY OF SURNAMES

SURNAME INDEX

Binnie 
Buchanan 
Burrell 
Carmichael
Cowan 
Davidson
Elliot 
Johnston
Kincaid
Lauder 
Malcolm 
MacGregor 
MacWilliams
Morrison
Paterson
Pringle 

The following extracts are from Dr. George Fraser Black's The Surnames of Scotland, first published by the New York Public Library in 1946. I will not be extracting the details of all 8000 Scottish families included in this classic of genealogy but only those names with a connection to my own family tree. This could take some time and will follow no particular order unless someone out there mails me a request. If anyone would like me to look up a name and add it to the list then I will gladly do so, but please be patient if I do not reply immediately - there is a wee bit of a backlog to catch up on.

Another set of books in my possesion is The Scottish Nation ; or the Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and Biographical History of the People of Scotland by William Anderson, published in 1870 in three volumes. Although dealing with famous individuals, there is often a section detailing the origin of the Surnames concerned. These entries are often much lengthier , but I will attempt - over the next few years - to publish them on this site.

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