The surnames of Scotland: their origin, meaning and history

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New York Public Library, 1946 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 838 pages
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I just wanted to add something about the Mackintoshes that he talks about. He says that the Mackintoshes of Perthshire and Inverness have no connection other than the name and that they both descend from different toschachs.
This is totally untrue. The Mackintoshes in Glenshee are a separate branch of the Clan Mackintosh. There have been several books from the Mackintosh Clan that spell out the whole history of the Clan Mackintosh.
As far as I have been able to see, William Skene who proposes that there are several toschachs is incorrect as well. There is only one toschach, and that is found in the circumstances that brought Shaw Macduff, son of Thane and Earl of Fife, Duncan Macduff. Shaw was granted lands near Inverness for supporting King Malcolm III for his support. The people in these lands called him the "son of Thane" in gaelic, which translates to Mackintosh.

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The Surnames of Scotland by George F Black. Darroch, Daroch, Darragh, Durroch. John Darroch was baille of Stirling in 1406 ( ER iv. p. 28 ). ... surnames.html

History of the Auchinachie Name
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Entries from the book: The Surnames of Scotland – Their Origin, Meaning and History; By George F. Black, phd. New York, 1946 at the New York Public Library ... ~johnsonj/ alger/ Book_Surnames_of_Scotland.html

The 1841 Census for Scotland Online
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What is a sept? This is one of the most common questions people ask. Essentially, a clan is a collection of families, living in a more or less defined area, ... about-macleods/ macleod-septs.php

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The North Carolina Scottish Heritage Society Article Scottish ...
... first sources to which researchers turn is George Fraser Black’s The Surnames of Scotland; Their Origin, Meaning, and History (NY Public Library, 1946). ... archive_articles/ scottish_surnames.htm

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