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+Suomut+
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This post begins a thread/list of the larger Scottish (including Scots with more modern Irish heritage, a.k.a., the so-called, “Scotch-Irish" ) clans, septs/dependants, & familes. The sources are: C.A.= Charles MacLean, The Clan Almanac, (Orpington, England: Eric Dobby Publishing, 1990); & D.S.= Patrick Hanks & Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988). As a general rule (but not strictly) and to my knowledge, all or most of the surnames without {comments} are of non-Brithonic and/or non-Gaelic origin/etymology {being in most instances of Anglo-Saxon, Old Norman French, Old Norse, Latin, Hebrew or Greek root}; nevertheless, families bearing said surnames all have deep roots within the Scottish ethnicity. This thread (and all posts within it) will be an ongoing project, and further additions will surely be forthcoming. That said, surnames more commonly/typically associated with non-Scottish ethnicities (i.e., the English, the Irish, the Welsh, et al.) will probably remain unlisted, especially common occupational surnames.

Anyone with any additions, corrections, comments, questions, etc. please reply in this thread: http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?p=203813#post203813 . Thank you & Suas Alba! :)

+Suomut+
Wednesday, October 20th, 2004, 06:59 AM
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Below is a list of the larger Scottish (including Scots with more modern Irish heritage, a.k.a., the so-called, “Scotch-Irish" ) clans, septs/dependants, & families beginning with the letter A. For the preface, source material, & background cf. here: http://forums.skadi.net/showpost.php?p=203805&postcount=1 .


Anderson {Gaelic Aindrea-, Aindrias-, & Aindriú-}: clan & sept/dependant

Abbot(t)/Abbie/Abbet: sept/dependant

Abbotson: sept/dependant

Abercrombie {Brithonic Aber- + -crom- + -ach}: family

Abernethy/Abernethie/Abernathy {Brithonic Aber- + Gaelic -neithich...alleged Pictish family}: sept/dependant

Acheson: family

Ad(d)am(s): sept/dependant

Adamson: sept/dependant

Adie: sept/dependant

Agnew: family

Ai(t)chison: family

Ainslie/Ainsley/Ainslee: family

Airlie: sept/dependant

Aitken: family

Aldous/Aldus/Al(l)dis(s)/Audis/Oldis {Gaelic alld + fhuathais}: family

Alexander/Alastar {Gaelic Alasdair}: sept/dependant

Al(l)an/Allen/Alleyne/Allin(e) {Gaelic Ailín…the name is “from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity”— D.S., p.10}: sept/dependant

Allanson: sept/dependant

Allardyce/Allardice/Allardes/Alderice(Scotch-Irish)/Ardes: sept/dependant

Al(l)oway/Al(l)(a)way {Gaelic allmhagh}: family

Alison/Allison: family

Alpin(e) {“apparently from the ancient Celtic personal name Alpin, of unknown etymology, which was borne by Pictish kings.”— D.S., p.11}: sept/dependant

Andrew(s) {Gaelic Aindrín...also see Anderson}: sept/dependant

Angus {Gaelic Aonghus...from the Gaelic personal name...”It was borne by a famous but shadowy 8th-century Pictish king, said to be the son of Daghda, the chief god of the Irish, and Boann, who gave her name to the river Boyne. This king gave his name to the county called Angus, and many Scots have received it as a given name in his honor.”— D.S., p.14}: sept/dependant

Anstruther {probably of Old Norse origin but also possibly from the Gaelic an + sruthar— D.S., p.15}: family

Applegarth/Applegath/Applegate: family

Arbuckle/Arnbuckle {Gaelic àrd an buachaille}: family

Arbuthnot(t) {Brithonic Aber- + Gaelic Buadhnat}: family

Archibald/Archibould/Archbo(u)ld/Archbald/Archbell/Archbutt {“an Anglicized form of Gillespie, for reasons that are unclear”— D.S., p.17…also N. Scotch-Irish}: family

Argyle {Gaelic oirthir + Ghaidheal}: family

Armo(u)r: family

Armstrong: clan

Arnot(t) {Gaelic ornacht}: family

Arthur {Gaelic Artair..."from the Celtic personal name Arthur, which is of obscure and disputed etymology; it may possibly be derived from some early cognate of Gaelic art, Welsh arth 'bear'”— D.S., p.19}: sept/dependant

Athol {“habitation name from the district of Athol in Glen Garry, seat of the Dukes of Atholl, recorded in the 8th-century as Athfhoithle. Watson interprets this as meaning ‘new Ireland’, from Gaelic ath new + the personal name Fhotla or Fodla, of uncertain origin, borne by one of the seven sons of the legendary king Cruithne and eponymous for Ireland.”— D.S., p.22}: family

Auchinleck/Affleck {Gaelic achadh na leac}: family

Austin {Gaelic Austain}: sept/dependant

Ayer(s)/Ayr(e)(s)/Air/Ayris {of Old Norse origin}: family

Aylmer/Ailmer/Aylmore: family

Ayson: sept/dependant

Anyone with any additions, corrections, comments, questions, etc. please reply in this thread: http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?p=203813#post203813 . Thank you & Suas Alba! :)

+Suomut+
Wednesday, October 20th, 2004, 07:18 AM
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Clans, septs/dependants, & familes beginning with the letters B-Z shall be forthcoming. This thread (and all posts within it) will be an ongoing project, and further additions will surely be forthcoming. That said, surnames/families more commonly/typically associated with non-Scottish ethnicities (English, Irish, Welsh, et al.) may probably be left unlisted.


Anyone with any additions, corrections, comments, questions, etc. please reply in this thread: http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?p=203813#post203813 . Thank you & Suas Alba! :)