The Surnames of Scotland: Their Origin, Meaning, and History

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New York Public Library, 1943 - Names, Personal - 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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