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A

Abrach

Those from Lochaber and Glen Coe. From the Gaelic: "Belonging to Lochaber."

Addison

Those from Islay. Scots Addisons not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Gordon, or from Aberdeen or Linlithgow.

Alcock

Those from West Highlands & Islands and would have been originally MacAllan. Scots Alcocks not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Grant or from Aberdeen

Alexander

Those of Scots ancestry. From Gaelic: Alasdair. First adopted by the Menstric line of MacAlasdair. A few of this line are of Glengarry, taken from that chief's patronymic Mac-ic-Alasdair. Those not Scots may be of Greek ancestry.

Allan

From the West Highlands & Islands and would have been originally MacAllan. Approx. 23% of all Allans are Scots. Scots Allans not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Grant, MacFarlane, or MacPherson, or from Berwick, Bute, Montrose or Perth.

Allanson, Allison

From the West Highlands & Islands. Approx. 32% of all Allisons are Scots. Scots Allisons not of ClanDonald may be of Clans Grant, MacFarlane, or MacPherson, or from Berwick, Bute, Montrose or Perth.

Ambrose

Those from Islay & Kintyre. Scots Ambroses not of Clan Donald may be from Glasgow, Edinburgh or Dunkeld.

Anderson

Those from Islay. Scots Andersons not of ClanDonald may be of Clans Anderson or Ross, or from Peebles, Dumfries, Couper, Edinburgh or Strobe.

Arnot

Those from Islay & Kintyre. Scots Arnots not of Clan Donald may be from Ayrshire, Fife, Kinross or Irvine.

 

B

Balloch

Those from West Highlands & Islands or Antrim.Ballochs not of Clan Donald may be from Lennox or Dumbarton. Clan Donald Ballochs derive from an old Clan Donald given name, e.g. Donald Balloch, 2nd of Dunnyveg.

Baxter

Those from Islay & Kintyre and would originally have been MacBaxter. Approximately 45% of all Baxters are Scots. Scots Baxters not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacMillan, or from Lothian, Fife, Forfare, Irving, Roxburgh, Aberdeen or Angus.

Beaton

Those from West Highlands & Islands. Beatons are also of Clans MacLeod & MacLean. Only those from Skye.

Bethunes

Bethunes are also of Clan MacLeod. Clan Donald Bethunes derive from the town of Bethune in the Pas de Calais. The family was in Skye by 16th century, where they became physicians to Clan Donald North. Peutan/Paton is the gaelic form. This is not the same family as the MacBeths/Beatons, also doctors.

Bisset

Those from Antrim or the West Highlands & Islands. Scots Bissetts not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Fraser or Grant, or from Aberdeen, Banff or Moray.

Blue

Those from Islay, Kintyre or Arran. Scots Blues not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacMillan.

Bowie

Those from Islay, Kintyre or Jura. Bowies not of Clan Donald are of Clan Grant, or from Edinburgh, Lauder, Stirling or Dunblane.

Boyd

Those from North Uist. About 71% of all Boyds are Scots. Boyds not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Stewart, or from Ayr, Bute, Largo, Dumfries, Couper, Irvine or Edinburgh.

Boyle

Those from Antrim, Skye or Lochaber. Scots Boyles not of Clan Donald may be from Galloway, Ayr or Wigtown. Clan Donald Boyles derive from the Gaelic O'Baoighill - descendant of Baoighill. Originally from Antrim, to Skye - North, and then some to Keppoch.

Bradley

Those from Islay & Kintyre and would originally have been O'Brolachain. About 5% of all Bradley's are Scots. Bradleys not of Clan Donald may be fromHawick, Roxburgh or Argyll.

Brady

Those from Islay & Kintyre and would originally have been O'Brolachain. About 37% of all Brady's are Scots. Brady's not of Clan Donald may be from Dundee, Dunblane, Berwick or Edinburgh.

Brodie

Those from Islay & Kintyre and would originally have been O'Brolachain. Brodie's not of Clan Donald may be from Moray, Inverness, Ayr or Edinburgh.

Brown

Those from Islay & Kintyre and would originally have been MacBrehon. About 32% of all Browns are Scots. Browns not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Lamont or MacMillan, or from Aberdeen, Lanark, Annadale, Edinburgh, Berwick or Linlithgow.

Budge

Those from Skye or Caithness. Clan Donald Budges derive from MacDonalds from Skye who fled to Caithness and changed their names. Budges not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Sinclair, or from the Orkneys or Shetland.

Buie

See Bowie

Bulloch

Those from West Highlands & Islands or Antrim. About 16% of all Bullochs are Scots. Scots Bullochs not of Clan Donald may be from Stirling.

Burke

Those from Antrim, Skye or Lochaber. About 20% of all Burkes are Scots. Clan Donald Burkes are from the Irish-Norman, de Burca. Originally from Antrim to Clan Donald South, then to Skye, Clan Donald North and Keppoch; others to Uist, Benbecula, Clanranald. Scots Burke's not of Clan Donald may be from the lowlands.

C

Cain

Those from Ardnamurchan or Lochaber and would have originally been a MacCain. Approx. 12% of all Cains are of Scots ancestry. Scots Cains not of Clan Donald may be from the lowlands.

Calbraith

Those from Islay, Kintyre or Gigha and would originally have been Galbraith

Callan

Those from West Highlands & Islands and would have originally been a MacAllan. Scots Callans not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Grant or MacFarlane or from Dunkeld, Robertaune, Kirkcudbright, Bute or Dunoon.

Cambridge

Those from Islay & Kintyre and would have been originally MacCambridge

Canochson

Those from Islay, Kintyre or Antrim. Clan Donald Canochsons derive from: Gaelic; Cathonoch: "Son of Cathanach". Found in Islay, Kintyre, Antrim. ClanDonald South

Carmichael

Those from West Highlands & Islands and would have been originally MacIllimhicall. Scots Carmichaels not of Clan Donald may be of Clans MacDougall or Stewart or from Lanarkshire.

Carroon

Those from West Highlands & Islands, Kintyre orAntrim. Clan Donald Carroons derive from Loch Carron in Lochalsh. Adopted by a Glengarry family.

Chambers

Those from Islay & Kintyre and MUST been originallyMacCambridge. Approx. 52% of all Chambers are ofScots ancestry. Scots Chambers not of Clan Donaldmay be of Clan Cameron or from Lanarkshire, Lennox,Peebles, Dumfries-shire, Berwickshire, Aberdeen, Cupar, Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Clark, Clerk

Those from Islay or Kintyre. Approx. 23% of all Clarks are of Scots ancestry. Scots Clarks not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Cameron, Chattan, MacIntosh or MacPherson or from Kelso, Dumfries, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee, Irvine, Leith, Petty, Scone or Montrose.

Cochran

Those from West Highlands & Islands. Cochrans not of Clan Donald may be from Paisley, Lanark or Renfrew.

Colson

Those from West Highlands & Islands. Approx. 28% of all Colsons are of Scots ancestry.

Cone

Only those from West Highlands & Islands or Antrim. Cones not of Clan Donald may be from Aberdeenshire.

Conlay

Those from Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been a MacLae. Approx. 13% of all Conlays are of Scots ancestry.

Conn

Those from West Highlands & Islands or Antrim. Conns not of Clan Donald may be from Aberdeenshire. Clan Donald Conns derive from the traditional name of Clan Donald - Siol Cuinn - "The Seed of Conn" of the 100 Battles. Found in Islay, Kintyre, Antrim, Clan Donald South.

Connell

Would have originally been a MacConnell. O'Connell is not related to Clan Donald.

Connely

Those from Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been a MacDonleavy. Approx. 13% of all Connelys are of Scots ancestry.

Cook

Those from Islay, Kintyre or Arran and would have originally been a MacCook. Approx. 15% of all Cooks are of Scots ancestry. Scots Cooks not of ClanDonald may be of Clan Stewart or from Berwickshire,Tweedside, Kelso, Paisley, Fife, Brerhin, Dunfermline, Aberdeen or Glasgow.

Coppock

Those from Lochaber

Cowan

Those from Glengarry, Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been a MacCowan. Approx. 84% of all Cowans are of Scots ancestry. Scots Cowans not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Colquhoun or MacDougallor from Ayrshire, Dumfries-shire or Stirling.

Cromb

Those from Islay and would have originally been a MacCrum. Approx. 77% of all Crombs are of Scots ancestry. Scots Crombs not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Gordon or from Brechin or Fife.

Crum

Those from Islay and would have originally been a MacCrum. Approx. 30% of all Crums are of Scots ancestry. Scots Crums not of Clan Donald may be from Bedenloch, Dumbarton or Paisley.

Cunningham

Those from Glengarry, Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been a MacCowan. Scots Cunninghams not of Clan Donald may be from Ayrshire, Kelso, Paisley, Glasgow, Strathblane, Caithness or Edinburgh.

Currie

Most of this name were originally MacMhuirichs and a few were MacGorries. The few Curries not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacPherson.

Curry

See Curry.

D

Daniel

Those from West Highlands and Islands or Antrim and must have originally been a MacDaniel. Approx. 5% of all Daniels are of Scots ancestry.

Darroch

Those from Islay, Kintyre or Jura

Dennison

Those from Islay or Kintyre. Scots Dennisons not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Stewart or from Renfrewshire.

Donald

Originally MacDonald

Donaldson

Originally MacDonald

Donnell

Originally MacDonnell. O'Donnell is not related.

Drain

Those from Kintyre

Dunsleve

Those from Islay or Kintyre. Approx. 62% of all Dunsleves are of Scots ancestry.

F

Fletcher

Those from Islay or Kintyre and must have originally been a MacLeister. Approx. 33% of all Fletchers are of Scots ancestry. Scots Fletchers not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacGregor or from Roxburgh, Ayr, Forfar, Brechin, Inverness, Arbroath, Aberdeen, Glasgow or St. Andrews.

Forrestor

Those from Islay or Kintyre. Forresters not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Forrester or from Stirlingshire, Kelso, Berwickshire, Annandale, Linlithgow or Edinburgh. Clan Donald Forresters derive from: Office of "Forest Keeper"" for Clan on Islay & Kintyre. Clan Donald South.

Foster

Those from Islay or Kintyre and must haveoriginally been a Forrester. Approx. 4% of all Fosters are of Scots ancestry.

G

Galbraith

Those from Islay, Kintyre, Colonsay or Gigha. Galbraiths not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Galbraith or MacFarlane or from Lennox, Aberdeen, Angus or Edinburgh.

Galt

Those from the West Highlands and Islands. Galts not of Clan Donald maybe from Aberdeenshire, Ayrshire, Perthshire, Irvine or Glasgow. Clan Donald Galts derive from: OldGaelic meaning "Stranger". Found on Islay, Clan Donald South. 

Gilbride

Those from West Highlands and Islands or Antrim and would have originally been a MacIlbride. Gilbrides not of Clan Donald may be from Kelso or Perthshire.

Gill

Those from the West Highlands and Islands and would have originally been a MacGill or a MacGillis. Approx. 16% of all Gills are of Scots ancestry. Scots Gills not of Clan Donald may be from Perthshire, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Peebles-shire, Ayr, Dumfries or Dunkeld.

Gililan

Those from the West Highlands and Islands, particularly Morar or Moidart and would have originally been a MacLellan. Gillians not of Clan Donald may be of Clans MacLean or MacPherson or from Ayrshire or the Isle of Man.

Gillis

From West Highlands and Islands, particularly Morar.

Glashan

Those from Islay, Kintyre or North Uist and would have originally been a MacGlashan. Glashans not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Stewart or from Cupar, Peebles or Aberdeen.

Glass 

Those from Islay, Kintyre or North Uist and would have originally been a MacGlashan. Scots Glass not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Stewart or from Perth, Dunblane or Dingwall.

Godfrey 

Those from South Uist, Benbecula or North Uist and would have originally been a MacGorrie. Approx. 21% of all Godfreys are of Scots ancestry. Scots Godfreys derive from the old Norse Guorror - "Gods Peace" and in Gaelic - Goraidh.

Gowan

Those from West Highlands and Islands and would have originally been a MacGowan. Scots Gowans not of Clan Donald may beof Clan MacPherson or from Perthshire, Dunblane or Lanark.

Gray

Those from Islay, Kintyre or North Uist and would have originally been a MacGlashan. Approx. 62% of all Grays are of Scots ancestry. Scots Grays not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Stewart or Sutherland, or from Fife, Berwick, Nysebyte, Ayr, Banff, Montrose, Angus or Orkney.

Greenfield 

Those from Glengarry or Caithness. Approx. 33%of all Greenfields are of Scots ancestry. Scots Greenfields not of Clan Donald may be from Dunbarton Greenfield or Dunbeath. Clan Donald Greenfields derive from a farm in Glengarry whose MacDonells, upon migrating to Caithness, took the name of their Greenfield homelands.

H

Hattan

Those from Kintyre and would have originallybeen a MacHattom. Approx. 26% of all Hattons are of Scots ancestry. Scots Hattons not of Clan Donald maybe of Clan Chattan or from Aberdeen, Forfar or Brechin.

Hawthorn

Those from Kintyre. Approx. 36% of all Hawthorns are of Scots ancestry. Scots Hawthorns not of Clan Donald may be from Galloway.

Henderson

Those from Lochaber and Glencoe. Hendersons not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Henderson or Gunn or from Aberdeen, Liddesdale, Dumfries, Glasgow orCaithness.

Hendry 

Those from Lochaber and Glencoe. Hendrys not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacNaughton or from Ayrshire, Fife, Aberdeen, Perth, Irvine or Stirling.

Henry 

Only those from Lochaber and Glencoe. Henrys not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacNaughton or from Ayrshire, Fife, Aberdeen, Perth, Irvine or Stirling.

Herron 

Those from Kintyre, Arron or Bute and would have originally been a MacIlheran. Approx. 37% of all Herrons are of Scots ancestry. Scots Herrons not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Grant or Stewart or from Northumberland, Stewartry, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dumfries, Edinburgh or Kirkcudbright.

Hewison 

Those from Skye and would have originally been a MacHewison or MacUisdean. Scots Hewisons not of Clan Donald may be from South Ronaldsay.

Houston

Those from Skye and would have originally been a MacHouston or MacUisdean. Approx. 82% of all Houstons are of Scots ancestry. Scots Houstons not of ClanDonald may be from Lanarkshire, and later, Paisley, Glasgow, Caithness or Inverness.

Howe 

Those from Skye and would have originally been a MacHowison or MacUisdean. Approx. 7% of all Howes are of Scots ancestry. Scots Howes not of Clan Donaldmay be from Angus, Ayrshire, Kelso, Aberdeen, Irvine, Kilbarchan or Guildry.

Howie 

Those from Skye and would have originally been a MacHowison or MacUisdean. Scots Howies not of Clan Donald may be from Angus, Ayrshire, Brechin, Kelso, Dunfermline, Aberdeenshire, Glasgow or Lochgain.

Howison

Those from Skye and would have originally been a MacHowison or MacUisdean. Scots Howisons not of Clan Donald may be from Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh, St.Andrews, Kelso, Inverness, Dundee or Lanark.

Huchon 

Those from Skye and would have originally been a MacHutchen or MacUisdean. Scots Huchons not of Clan Donald may be from Aberdeen, Stirling or Kirkcaldie.

Huchonson 

Those from Skye and would have originally been a MacHutchen or MacUisdean. Scots Huchonsons not of Clan Donald may be from Glasgow, Aberdeen, Couper or Inverness.

Hudson

Those from Skye and would have originally been a MacHudson or MacUisdean. Approx. 7% of all Hudsons are of Scots ancestry.

Hughson 

Those from Skye and would have originally been a MacHughson or MacUisdean.

Huie

Those from Skye and would have originally been a MacHuieson or MacUisdean. Approx. 63% of all Huies are of Scots ancestry. Scots Huies not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacLean or from Aberdeenshire, Caithness, Moy or Seater.

Huston 

Those from Skye and would have originally been a MacHuston or MacUisdean. Approx. 7% of all Hustons are of Scots ancestry.

Hutchin

Those from Skye and would have originally been a MacHutchin or MacUisdean. Approx. 19% of all Hutchins are of Scots ancestry. Scots Hutchins not of Clan Donald may be from Aberdeen, Stirling or Kirkcaldie.

Hutchinson

Those from Skye and would have originally been a MacHutchin or MacUisdean. Approx. 54% of all Hutchinsons are of Scots ancestry. Scots Hutchinsons not of Clan Donald may be from Glasgow,Aberdeenshire or Inverness-shire.

I

Isaacson 

Those from Moidart, North or South Uist, Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been a MacIsaac. Scots Isaacsons not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Campbell or from Shetland.

Isles

Those from the West Highlands and Islands or Antrim. Clan Donald Isles derive from the patronymic: de-Insulis "of the Isles" used by early clan chiefs. Can be Clan Donald North or South

J

Jeffrey

Those from South Uist, Benbecula or North Uist and would have originally been a MacGorrie. Approx. 50% of all Jeffreys are of Scots ancestry. Scots Jeffreys not of Clan Donald may be from Aberdeenshire, Angus, Peebles-shire, Brechin, Linlithgow or Edinburgh.

Johnson

Those from West Highlands & Islands, particularly Ardnamurchan, Lochaber or Glencoe. Approx. 32% of all Johnsons/Johnstons are of Scots ancestry. Scots Johnsons not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Johnston or Gunn, or from Dumfries, Roxburghshire, Aberdeen or East Lothian.

K

Kane

Those from Antrim or Kintyre and would have originally been an O'Cahon. Scots Kanes not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Gunn.

Kean/Kain

Those from Ardnamurchan, Lochaber or Glencoe and would have originally been a MacKearn. Approx. 15% of all Kean/Kains are of Scots ancestry. Scots Kean/Kains not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Gunn or from Kirkcudbright.

Keegan

Those from North Uist and would have originally been a MacKiegan.

Kelly

Those from the West Highlands & Islands and would have originally been a MacKelly/MacKelloch. Approx. 9% of all Kellys are of Scots ancestry. Scots Kellys not of Clan Donald may be from Angus, Galloway, Fife, Aberdeen,Dunbar, St. Andrews, Berwickshire, Renfrewshire or Galloway.

Kendrick

Those from Lochaber or Glencoe and would have originally been a MacKendrick. Approx. 24% of all Kendricks are of Scots ancestry. Scots Kendricks not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacNaughton.

Kennedy

Those from Glengarry or Lochaber. Approx. 30% of all Kennedys are of Scots ancestry. Scots Kennedys not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Kennedy or Cameron or from Galloway, Ulster, Lennox, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Moray.

Kerigan

Those from Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been a MacKerigan

Kessock

Those from Moidart, North or South Uist, Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been a MacKessock.

Killough

Those from Lochaber or Kintyre

Kinnell

Those from the West Highlands & Islands and would have originally been a MacKinnell.. Kinnells not of Clan Donald may be from Angus or Fife.

L

Lang

Those from Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been an O'Loynachan. Scots Langs not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Leslie, Gordon or Robertson or from Aberdeenshire, Berwickshire, Edinburgh, Lennox or Brechin.

Leach 

Those from the West Highlands & Islands or Antrim. Approx. 13% of all Leachs are of Scots ancestry. Scots Leachs not of Clan Donald may be from Aberdeen, Glasgow, Assynt, Menteith or Brechin.

Livingston

Those from West Highlands and Islands, or Islay or KintyreLivingstons not of Clan Donald may be ofClans Stewart of Appin or MacDougall or from West Lothian or Edinburgh.

Lynn 

Those from South Uist or Benbecula. Approx. 27% of all Lynns are of Scots ancestry. Scots Lynns not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Boyd or from Ayrshire, Perthshire, Lanark, Glasgow, Dundee, Arbroath, Edinburgh or Aberdeen. Clan Donald Lynns derive from the Gaelic: O'Fhloinn or O'Loinn - "Descendant of Flynn". Several of this name, along with some Burkes, went to Uist & Benbecula - Clanranald; in thet rain of Fionnsgoth Burke, bride of Ranald Mor, 1st of Benbecula.

MacA

MacAichan

A form of MacEachan

MacAlasdair

Senior Branch of Clan Donald, derived from the Gaelic: MacAlasdair - "Son of Alexander". From Alasdair Mor, 2nd son of Donald, grandson of Somerled. Original lands in Kintyre.

MacAlexander

See Alexander or MacAlasdair

MacAllan

Those from the West Highlands & Islands. No more than 1 in 1322 Allans originally had a 'Mac' prefix. MacAllans not of ClanDonald may be of Clans Campbell, Grant, MacFarlane or MacKay. Clan Donald MacAllans derive from the Gaelic; MacAilein - "Son of Allan". From patronymic of the chiefs of Clanranald, Mac-ic-Ailein "son of the son of Allan".

MacAllister

See MacAlasdair

MacAlonie

Those from Islay. MacAlonies not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Cameron. Clan Donald MacAlonies derive from the Gaelic: MacGille OnFhaidh "son of thes ervant of the storm". Islay -South.

MacAmbrose

From Islay or Kintyre

MacArthur

Those from Islay or Skye. MacArthurs not of Clan Donald are of Clan Arthur with an ancient connection to Clan Campbell. Clan Donald MacArthurs derive from the Gaelic: MacArtair - "son of Arthur". Armours to Clan Donald South on Islay, and pipers to Clan Donald North on Skye.

MacB

MacBaxter

Those from Islay or Kintyre. No more than 1 in 750 Baxters originally had a 'Mac' prefix. MacBaxters not of Clan Donald may be of Clans MacLeod or MacMillan.Clan Donald MacBaxters derive from the Gaelic: MacFuineadair "son of the baker". Islay & Kintyre. Clan Donald South.

MacBeth 

From West Highlands & Islands. MacBeths are also of Clans MacLeod and MacLain and derive from the Gaelic: MacBeatha - "son of life". From Antrim in train of Agnes O'Cahan, bride of Angus Og. Became doctors to the Lords of the Isles. Throughout the West Highland & Islands, can be of Clan Donald North or South. Many Beatons from Keppoch.

MacBodach

From North Uist, and derive from the Gaelic: Mac a'Bhodaich -"son of the Bute lad". From John, son of Donald of Kingsburgh, who was known as Iain Bodach from being fostered on Bute. Found on North Uist - Clan Donald North

MacBrayne 

Those from Islay or Kintyre. MacBraynes not ofClan Donald may be of Clan MacNaughton.

MacBrehon 

Those from Islay or Kintyre. MacBrehons not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Morrison. Clan Donald MacBrehons derive from the Gaelic: Mac a'Bhriuthainn -"son of the judge". From office of judge-brehon under the Lords of the Isles. Found on Islay & Kintyre. Clan Donald South.

MacBreif

Those from Islay or Kintyre. MacBreifs not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Morrison.

MacBretine 

From Islay or Kintyre and derive from the Gaelic: Mac a'Bhreatnaich - "son of the Briton" or "Welchman". Celtic incomers to Islay, Kintyre, Colonsay, Gigha -Clan Donald South. Galbraith derivation is Gall -"stranger" plus Bhreatnaich - "Briton".

MacBride

From West Highlands & Islands or Antrim.

MacBrion

Those from Islay or Kintyre. MacBrions not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacLeod.

MacBrolachan

From Islay or Kintyre

MacBryde

From West Highlands & Islands or Antrim

MacBurie

A form of MacMhuirich.

MacC 

MacCaffer

From Islay and derives from the Gaelic: MacCathbharra - "son of the helmet". Armour-bearers to the Lords of the Isles. Found on Islay - Clan Donald South

MacCaig 

Those from Islay or Kintyre. MacCaigs not ofClan Donald may be of Clans MacLeod or Farquharson. Clan Donald MacCaigs derive from the Gaelic: MacThaoig -"son of the poet" or "philosopher." Islay & Kintyre- Clan Donald South

MacCain

A form of MacIan. No more than 1 in 28 Cains originally had a 'Mac'.

MacCairlie

From Islay. A form of MacCarlich.

MacCaldret

From Islay. Islay - Clan Donald South.

MacCaleb

From Islay. Islay - Clan Donald South.

MacCall

Same as MacColl, though a few may be MacGills. No more than 1 in 10 Calls originally had a 'Mac'.

MacCallan

A form of MACALLAN. No more than 1 in 10 Callans originally had a Mac. MacCallans not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Grant, MacFarlane or MacKay.

MacCallister

A form of MacAlasdair.

MacCalman

Those from Kintyre. MacCalmans not of ClanDonald may be of Clan Buchanan. Clan Donald MacCalmans derive from the Gaelic MacCalma'in - "son of Calman". From Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacCambridge

From Islay or Kintyre and derive from the Gaelic: MacAmbro'is - "son of Ambrose". Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacCannel

From Islay or Kintyre and derive from the Gaelic: MacChainneil - "son of the torch". Torch bearers to the Lords of the Isles. Islay & Kintyre - ClanDonald South

MacCarlich

From Islay and derive from the Gaelic: MacThearlaich - "son of Charles". From Islay - Clan Donald South.

MacCarrol

A form of MacKerral.

MacCarron

A form of Carroon if from Lochalsh, or of MacIlheran if from Kintyre, Arran or Bute.

MacCarter

A form of MacArthur. MacCarters not of Clan Donald are of Clan MacArthur.

MacCash

Those from Islay. No more than 1 in 10 Cashes originally had a 'Mac' pefix. MacCashes not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacTavish. Clan Donald MacCashes derive from the Gaelic: MacTa'mhais - "son of Thomas". From Islay - Clan Donald South

Macathail

From Kintyre, derived from the Gaelic: MacCathail - "son of Cathal". From Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacCavor

From Islay or Kintyre. Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donal South.

MacCellach

From West Highlands and Islands, derived from the Gaelic: MacCellaigh - "son of the warlike one". The original Ceallach is by tradition related to the 4th century Colla Uais from whom the old name of Clan Donald - Clan Cholla came. From Scottish Dalraida - Southern Hebrides. They alliedt hemselves not only with Clan Donald South & Clanranald, but spread to Skye - Clan Donald North, and Keppoch.

MacChanney

From Islay or Kintyre, derived from the Gaelic: Maca'Chananaigh - "son of the cannon". Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacCleary

Those from Islay or Kintyre. MacClearys not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Cameron, Chattan, MacIntosh or MacPherson.

MacCleireach

Those from Islay or Kintyre. MacCleireachs not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacIntosh. Clan Donald MacCleireachs derive from the Gaelic: Maca'chlerich -"son of the clerk". Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacClellan

Those from West Highlands & Islands. MacClellans not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacNab, or from Galloway, Inverness-shire or Perthshire.

MacCluskey

Those from Antrim, Islay or Kintyre

MacCochran

A form of MacEachern.

MacCodrum 

From N. Uist, derived from th Gaelic: MacCodrum - "son of the good/god serpent". From North Uist - Clan Donald North

MacCohenane

From Islay or Kintyre. Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacColl

Of original Clan Donald blood. MacColls may also be associated with the Stewarts of Appin. Clan Donald MaColls derive from the Gaelic: MacColla - "son of Coll". Originally Clan Donald by blood and alliance. From early Clan Donald name - Clan Cholla. In USA most now are MacCalls. Throughout West Highlands & Islands, Clan Donald North or South.

MacConacher

Only those from Islay. MacConachers not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacDougall. Clan Donald MacConachers derive from the Gaelic. From Islay - Clan Donald South. 

MacConlea

Those from Islay or Kintyre. 

MacConn

From Islay, Kintyre or Antrim.

MacConnell

Same as MacDonald/MacDonnell. Very common form among Islay-Kintyre refugees to Ayrshire and Galloway and then to the Ulster Scot Plantations.

MacCook  

From Islay, Kintyre or Arran. No more than 1 in 5210 originally had a 'Mac' prefix. MacCooks derive from the Gaelic: MacDhabhuc - "son of David". Islay, Kintyre, Arran - Clan Donald South. 

MacCorie

Those from Antrim, Islay or Kintyre.

MacCormick  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands. MacCormacks not of ClanDonald may be of Clans Buchanan or MacLean, or, fromGalloway. Clan Donald MacCormacks derive from the Gaelic: MacCormaig - "son of Cormac". Missionaries from Ireland to South Uist - early 18th century - Clanranald. Spread to North Uist - Clan Donald North and Southern Hebrides - Clan Donald South.

MacCorran  

From Islay or Colonsay. They derive from the Gaelic: MacGille Odhrain - "son of the servant of St.Odhran". Islay & Colonsay - Clan Donald South.

MacCosham  

From Islay or Skye. Also associated with the MacCosham derives from the Gaelic: MacCo'iseam - "son of Ossian". Found on Skye - Clan Donald North & Islay Clan Donald south. 

MacCotter

From Skye. They derive from the Gaelic: MacOtir - "son of Ottar". Found on Skye - Clan Donald North.

MacCowan  

Those from Glengarry, Islay or Kintyre. No morethan 1 in 17 Cowans originally had a 'Mac' prefix. MacCowans not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Colquhoun or MacDougall. 

MacCoy

Those from Islay, Kintyre or Antrim and would have originally been a MacKay of Islay.

MacCrain  

From Islay or Jura. They derive from the Gaelic: MacCrain - "son of the boar". Islay & Jura - Clan Donald South. 

MacCrindle

From Lochaber, Islay or Kintyre

MacCrory

Those from the West Highlands & Islands or Antrim. MacCrorys not of

Clan Donald may be of Clan MacLaren. 

MacCrum

From Islay. No more than 1 in 44 Crums originally had a 'Mac' prefix.

MacCuaig  

Those from Islay. MacCuaigs not of Clan Donald may be of Clans MacLeod or Farquharson. Clan Donald MacCuaigs derive from the Gaelic: MacCuaich - "son of the drinking cup". Hereditary cupbearers to the Lords of the Isles. From Islay - Clan Donald South.

MacCuish  

Those from North Uist or Skye. MacCuishes not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacDuffie. Clan Donald MacCuishes derive from the Gaelic: MacDubhsidh - "son oftthe black one of peace". Originally MacDuffies who came to North Uist & Skye - Clan Donald North.

MacCuithein  

From Skye, Benbecula or South Uist. They derive from Clann ic Cuithein on Skye. MacQueens of Benbecula & South Uist - Clanranald, are originally Skye MacCuitheins - Clan Donald North, and not Skye MacQueens. MacKeithan is the usual American spelling.

MacCulloch  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands or Antrim. MacCullochs not of Clan Donald may be of Clans MacCulloch, MacDougall, Monroe or Ross.

MacCumbray  

From Islay or Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: MacCuimrid - "son of Montgomery". Islay & Kintyre -Clan Donald South.

MacCurry

Most are originally MacMhuirichs, while a few are MacGorries. 

MacCutchen

From Skye 

MacCuthan

From Skye. They derive from Clann 'ic Cuthain on Skye - Clan Donald North.

MacD 

MacDaniel

Another form of MacDonald, mainly found in the American South, where the two names were almost completely interchangable. No more than 1 in 10 Daniels originally had a 'Mac' prefix.

MacDonald

Derived from the Gaelic: MacDohomhnuill - "son of Donald" - (world ruler). Angus Mor MacDonald, son of Donald MacRanald MacSomerled, was first of the name. Originally the title of the Lords of the Isles, in the 16th century it started being used as a last name by those who could claim to be a "son of Donald". The MacDonnell & MacConnell spellings are mostly found in Clan Donald South, while MacDonell is mainly Glenngarry, but more anciently Keppoch. The MacDaniel derivations are not territorial but are simply due to "free" spelling by clerks, census takers, ships captains, etc., particularly in the American South. There is absolutely no difference in Mac, Mac or even M', and any of these spellings, even with a big D or a little d, may be found today in any of our main branches.

MacDonell

Form used by Glengarry & Keppoch branches

MacDonleavy

Those from Islay or Kintyre. MacDonleavys not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Stewart.

MacDonnell

Form used by Clan Donald South

MacDougall

Only one family - found in North Uist. All others are of Clan MacDougall. Clan Donald MacDougalls derive from the Gaelic: MacDhughaill - "son of Dougal". From Siol Dhubghaill on North Uist, descended from Dugald, son of Reginald, 1st of Clanranald. This single MacDougall family on North Uist is the Clan Donald MacDougall. All others are of the separate Clan Dougal. Originally Clanranald, later Clan Donald North.

MacE 

MacEachan

From West Highlands & Islands, mostly Clanranald, though a few from Islay & Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: MacEachann- "son of Hector". Traditionally from Hector, 2nd son of Ruaril, 3rd of Clanranald. Some may have originally been MacLeans - from one of their Hectors- but became Clan Donald adherants. Some of this name on Islay and Kintyre are really MacEacherns. Clanranald except those from Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South. 

MacEachern

From Islay or Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: MacEach - thighearna - " son of the Horse Lord". Hereditary masters of Horse and Armourers to the Lords of the Isles. Cochran is "Englished Version". Very numerous on Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacEanruig  

From Lochaber and Glencoe. They derive from the Gaelic: - "son of Henry". From Dugald MacEanruig, chieftain of Glencoe, whose daughter married Angus Og's son, Iain Fraoch who became 1st of Glencoe.

MacElfrish  

From North Uist. They derive from: Gaelic MacGille Bhris - "son of the servant of St. Bricius". From North Uist, Clan Donald North.

MacElheran

Those from Kintyre, Arran or Bute. MacElherans not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Grant.

MacEntire

A form of MacIntyre

MacEoghain  

From Antrim. In Antrim this was more commonly MacEoin, "Englished" to Bissett. IainMor, 2nd son of John, Lord of the Isles, married the heiress to the Glens of Antrim and this Ulster territory became part of Clan Donald South.

MacEvinney

Those from Antrim, Islay or Kintyre

MacG

MacGachen

A form of MacEachan. 

MacGeachie

A form of MacEachan 

MacGee

Those from Islay, Kintyre or Antrim and would have originally been a MacKay of Islay. 

MacGilbride

From the West Highlands & Islands or Antrim.

MacGill  

Of original Clan Donald blood, from Islay or Jura. No more than 1 in 8 Gills originally had a 'Mac' prefix. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac an ghoill - "son of the lowlander" or "stranger". Some MacColls may derive from this name. Originally from Islay & Jura - Clan Donald South.

MacGillander  

From Islay. They derive from the Gaelic: MacGille Andrais - "son of the servant of St. Andrew." "Englished" to Anderson on Islay - Clan Donald South

MacGillechalum  

Those from Islay or North Uist. MacGillechalums not of Clan Donald may be MacLeods of Rassay. Clan Donald MacGillechalums derive from the Gaelic: MacGillechallum MacGillechaluim - "son of the servant of Calum". Islay - Clan Donald South & North Uist - Clan Donald North

MacGilleconga 

From Islay or Kintyre. They derive from: Gaelic MacGille Congual - "son of the servant of St.Congall". From Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald SOUTH.

MacGillelan

A form of MacLellan

MacGillespie  

Those from Islay or Kintyre. MacGillespies not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacPherson. Clan Donald MacGillespies derive from the Gaelic: Mac Gilleeaspuig - "son of the servant of the bishop". Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South

MacGillies  

From the West Highlands & Islands. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Gille Iosa- "son of the servant of Jesus". Very numerous in North Morar - Glengarry & South Morar - Clanranald. Some found on Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacGillifedder  

From Islay. They derive fromthe Gaelic: Mac Gille Peader - "son of the servant of St. Peter". Islay -Clan Donald South.

MacGillivantic  

From Lochaber and Keppoch. They derive from the Gaelic: MacGille Mhanntaich - "son of the servant of the stutterer". Originally from Clanranald land in the outer Isles, to Lochaber - Keppoch. 

MacGilliver

From Islay 

MacGillivoir

Those from Islay or North Uist. MacGillivoirs notof Clan Donald may be of Clan MacGillivray.

MacGilp

A form of MacKillop

MacGinnis

Those from West Highlands & Islands and would have originally been a MacInnes.

MacGlashan  

Those from Islay, Kintyre or North Uist. No morethan 1 in 188 Glashans originally had a 'Mac' prefix. MacGlashans not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Chattan, MacIntosh, Robertson or Stewart. 

MacGlasrich

Those from North Uist or Islay. MacGlasrichs not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Campbell.

MacGorrie  

Those from South Uist, Benbecula or North Uist. MacGorries not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Lamont or MacQuarrie. Clan Donald MacGorries derive fromthe Gaelic: MacGoraidh - "son of Godfrey". From Godfrey,youngest son of Eain & Amie MacRuairl. North Uist -Clan Donald North, Benbecula & South Uist - Clanranald.

MacGowan

Those from the West Highlands & Islands or Antrim. No more than 1 in4 Gowans originally had a 'Mac' prefix. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac a ghobhainn - "son of the smith". West Highlands & Islands. Clan Donald North, Clanranald and Clan Donald South. Only one Smith family in the whole world is of ClanDonald - from South Uist.

MacGugan  

Those from Kintyre. MacGugans not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacNeill. Clan Donald MacGugans derive from the Gaelic: MacEochagain - "son of Ewan". From Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacH

MacHatton

Those from Kintyre. No more than 1 in 40 Hattons originally had a 'Mac' prefix. MacHattons not of ClanDonald may be of Clan Chatton.

MacHendrie

Those from Lochaber and Glencoe. MacHendries not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacNaughton.

MacHenry

Those from Lochaber and Glencoe. MacHenrys notof Clan Donald may be of Clan MacNaughton. 

MacHouston

Those from Skye

MacHugh

Those from Skye or from Antrim and who would have originally been MacKays of Islay.

MacHutchen

Those from Skye

MacI 

MacIan

Those from the West Highlands & Islands and in particularArdnamurchan or Lochaber and Glencoe. They derive from the Gaelic: "son of John". From Iain Sprangach (younger son of Angus Mor) who was 1st Chief of Ardnamurchan, and, Iain Fraoch (younger son of Angus Og) who was first of Glencoe.

MacIlaheiney  

From Islay or Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: MacGille sheathanaich - "son of the servant of St.John". Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacIlbra  

From Islay or North Uist. They derive from the Gaelic: MacGillebhrath - "son of the servant of judgement". Islay - Clan Donald South, and North Uist - Clan Donald North.

MacIlbride  

From the West Highlands & Islands or Antrim. They derive from the Gaelic: MacGille Brighde - "son of the servant of St. Bride". Could also derive from Gillebride, Father of Somerled. West Highlands, Islands & Antrim. Clan Donald North & South.

MacIlchomhghain  

From Glengarry, Islay or Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Gille Chomghain - "son of the servant of St. Comgan". He was the special patron of Glengarry where is found some of this name. Also found on Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacIlchrum  

From Islay. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Gillechruim - "son of the servant of the bent one". From Islay - Clan Donald South.

MacIldonie  

Those from Kintyre. MacIldonies not of ClanDonald may be of Clans Cameron, Lamont, MacGregor or MacLean. Clan Donald MacIldonies derive from the Gaelic: Mac Mhaoil domnhaigh - "son of the Lord's Dayservant". Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacIldowie  

Those from Islay. MacIldowies not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Campbell, Cameron, Lamont, MacGregor or MacLean. Clan Donald MacIldowies derive fromthe Gaelic: Mac Gille dhuibh - "son of the servantof the black lad". From Islay Clan Donald South

MacIlfersane  

From Kintyre. They derive fromthe Gaelic: Mac Gillepears - caglais - "son of the servant of the parson". From Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacIlhatton  

Those from Kintyre. MacIlhattons not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Chatton. Clan Donald MacIlhattons derive from the Gaelic: Mac Gille Chatain -"son of the servant of St. Catan". From Kintyre -Clan Donald South.

MacIlheron  

Those from Kintyre, Arran or Bute. No more than 1 in 402 Ilherons originally had a 'Ma' prefix. MacIlherons not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Grant. Clan Donald MacIlherons derive from the Gaelic: Mac Gille Chiarain -"son of the servant of St. Ciaran". From Kintyre, Bute & Arran - Clan Donald South.

MacIllemartine  

Those from Skye or North Uist, Islay or Kintyre. MacIllemartines not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Cameron. Clan Donald MacIllemartines derive from the Gaelic: Mac Gille Martainn - "son of the servant of St. Martin". Clan Donald Martins mostly from Skye -Clan Donald North. A few found on Islay & Kintyre -Clan Donald South

MacIllergan  

From Islay. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac GilleFhearga'in - "son of the servant of St. Fergna".From Islay - Clan Donald South.

MacIllibui  

From Jura, Islay or Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Gille bhuidhe - "son of the servant of the yellow-haired lad." Originally from Jura, to Islay and Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacIllighlais

From Islay, Kintyre or North Uist. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Gille ghlais - "son of the servant of the gray lad". From Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South, and, North Uist - Clan Donald North.

MacIllguirine  

From Islay, Kintyre, Colonsay, Gigha or Arran. They derive fromthe Gaelic: Mac Gille ghuirm - "son of the servant of the blue lad". Colonsay, Gigha, Arran,I slay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

Mhicheil  

From West Highlands & Islands. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Gille- "son of the servant of St. Michael". FromMacIllimhicall Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South, and Clanranald lands.

MacIlmaluag  

From Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Gille Mo-Luoc - "son of the servant of St. Lugald". From Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacIlneive  

From Islay. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Gille nan Naomh - "son of the servant of the saint". From Islay - Clan Donald South. 

MacIlraith

Those from Islay, Kintyre, Jura or Skye.

MacIlraich  

Those from Islay, Kintyre, Jura or Skye. MacIlriachs not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Fraser. Clan Donald MacIlriachs derive from the Gaelic: Mac Gille riabhaich - "son of the servant of the brindled lad". Very common on Islay, Kintyre & Jura- Clan Donald South. One family were bards on Skye -Clan Donald North.

MacIlvenna  

Those from Antrim or Kintyre. MacIlvennas not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacBean, or, from Galloway.

MacIlvie  

From Islay or Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: MacShealbhaigh - "son of Selback". Islay & Kintyre -Clan Donald South.

MacIlvoir

Those from Islay or North Uist. MacIlvoirs not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacLean.

MacIlvrenenich  

From Islay or Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: MacGille Bhriananich - "son of the servant of St.Brennan". Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South

MacInlay

Those from Islay or Kintyre. MacInlays not ofClan Donald may be of Clan Ferguson

MacIndayn  

From Islay or Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: MacDeadhan - "son of the Dean". Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South, and North Uist - Clan Donald North

MacIndeor  

Those from Islay. MacIndeors not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Buchanan or Menzies. Clan Donald MacIndeors derive from the Gaelic: Mac Indeoir - "son of the Dewar". Islay - Clan Donald South 

MacInleich

Those from the West Highlands & Islands or Antrim.

MacInleister  

From Islay or Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: Macan leisdeir - "son of the arrow-maker". Islay & Kintyre-Clan Donald South

MacInnes  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands. MacInnes not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Innes or MacGregor, or, from Perthshire. Clan Donald MacInnes derive from the Gaelic: Mac Aonghius - "son of Angus". West Highlands & Islands. Clanranald, Glengary, Clan Donald South or North

MacInstocker  

Those from Kintyre. No more than 1 in 10 Stockers originally had a 'Mac' prefix. MacInstockers not of Clan Donald may be of Clans MacFarlane or MacGregor.Clan Donald MacInstockers derive from the Gaelic: Macanstocair - "son of the trumpeter". Islay & Kintyre -Clan Donald South.

MacIntaylour  

Those from Islay or Kintyre. No more than 1 in 9320 Taylours originally had a 'Mac' prefix . MacIntaylours not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Cameron. Clan Donald MacIntaylours derive fromt he Gaelic: Macanailleir - "son of the tailor". Islay & Kintyre -Clan Donald South.

MacInturner  

Those from Islay. No more than 1 in 4025 Turners originally had a 'Mac' prefix. MacInturners not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Lamont. Clan Donald MacInturners derive from the Gaelic: Mac an tuair neir -"son of the turner". Islay - Clan Donald South.

MacIntyre  

Of original Clan Donald ancestry. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac an tsaoir - "son of the carpenter". West Highlands & Islands. Clanranald, Glengarry, Clan Donald South,or North.

MacIsaac  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands. MacIsaacs not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Campbell. Clan Donald MacIsaacs derive from the Gaelic: Mac Iosaig - "son of Isaac". Originally from Moidart, to South Uist - Clanranald, North Uist - Clan Donald North, and Islay & Kintyre - ClanDonald South.

MacIver  

Those from North Uist, Skye or Islay. MacIvers not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Campbell, MacKenzie or Robertson. Clan Donald MacIvers derive from the Gaelic: Mac Iomhair - "son of Ivar". Originally from Argyll, to Lochaber - Keppoch, Glengarry, North Uist -Clan Donald North, and Islay - Clan Donald South.

MacK

MacKain

From the West Highlands & Islands or Antrim. No more than 1 in 16 Kainsoriginally had a 'Mac' prefix.

MacKay  

Those from Islay, Kintyre, Antrim or North Uist. MacKays not of Clan Donald are MacKays of Sutherland & a few may be of Clan Davidson. Clan Donald MacKays derive from the Gaelic: Mac Aoidh - "son of Hugh". From Kintyre, to Islay. Clan Donald South. Some to North Uist in 17th century - Clan Donald North. No relationship at all to the Northern MacKays.

MacKeachan

A form of MacEachan

MacKean

From the West Highlands & Islands or Antrim. No more than 1 in 16 Keans originally had a 'Mac' prefix.

MacKechern

A form of MacEachern

MacKechnie

A form of MacEachan

MacKee

Those from Islay, Kintyre or Antrim and would have originally been a MacKay of Islay.

MacKeithan

Those from Skye, North Uist, Benbecula or South Uist.

MacKelloch

Those from the West Highlands & Islands. MacKellochs not of ClanDonald may be from Galloway or Perthshire.

MacKelly  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands. No more than 1 in 529 Kellys originally had a 'Mac' prefix. MacKellys not of Clan Donald may be from Galloway or Perthshire.

MacKenabry

From Rhum. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Iain Abraich- "son of John of Lochaber". Rhum - Clanranald.

MacKendrick  

Those from Lochaber and Glencoe. No more than 1 in 690 Kendricks originally had a 'Mac' prefix. MacKendricks not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacNaughton.

MacKerracher  

Those from Lochaber or Kintyre. MacKerrachers not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Farquharson. Clan Donald MacKerrachers derive from the Gaelic: MacFhearchair - "son of Farquhar". Lochaber - Keppoch , and Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacKerral  

Those from Islay or Kintyre. MacKerrals not of Clan Donald may be from Ayrshire or Galloway. Clan Donald MacKerrals derive from the Gaelic: Mac GilleCherrel - "son of the servant of St. Ciric or St.Caireall." From Mulrony MacCarrol, Irish minstrel to Angus Og and then the Lords of the Isles. Islay and Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacKerras  

Those from Islay or Kintyre. MacKerras' not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Ferguson. Clan Donald MacKerras derive from the Gaelic: Mac Fhearghuis - "son of Fergus". Islay and Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacKerron

Those from Kintyre, Arran or Bute. MacKerronsnot of Clan Donald may be of Clans Grant or Stewart

MacKessock  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands - a form of MacIssac. MacKessocks not of Clan Donald may be of ClanCampbell.

MacKichan

A form of MacEachan. MacKichans not of Clan Donaldbmay be of Clan MacDougall.

MacKeigan

From North Uist. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Aodhagain - "son of Aodh", (Hugh). North Uist - Clan Donald North.

MacKiergan

A form of MacKerral. 

MacKillop

From Lochaber, Islay, Kintyre or Arran. No more than 1 in 199 Phillips/Killops originally had a 'Mac' prefix. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Fhilib - "son of Philip". Lochaber - Keppoch, Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacKinnel

A form of MacDonald

MacKiver  

Those from North Uist, Islay or Kintyre. MacKivers not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Campbell, MacKenzie or Robertson, or, from Renfrewshire.

MacL

MacLae

Only those from Islay or Kintyre. MacLaes not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Stewart, or, from Ross-shire. Clan Donald MacLaes derive from the Gaelic: Mac Dhunnshleibhe - "son of Dunsleve". Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacLafferty

From Islay, Kintyre or Antrim

MacLairish

From N. Uist. North Uist - Clan Donald North.

MacLardy

From Islay, Kintyre or Antrim

MacLarty

From Islay, Kintyre or Antrim

MacLaverty  

From Islay, Kintyre or Antrim. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Fhlaithbheartaich - "son of the dominion bearing". Heralds and Speakers - Ambassadors - to the Lords of the Isles. Islay & Kintyre, to Antrim. Clan Donald South.

MacLeister

Those from Islay or Kintyre. MacLeisters not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacGregor.

MacLellan  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands. MacLellans not of ClanDonald may be of Clans MacLellan or MacNab, or, fromGalloway. Clan Donald MacLellans derive from the Gaelic: Mac Gille Fhaolain - "son of the servant of St.Fillan". Very numerous in North Morar - Glengarry, to South Morar, Moidart & South Uist - C;anrana;d. Also found on Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South, and North Uist- Clan Donald North.

MacLergan

Those from Islay. MacLergans not of Clan Donaldmay be of Clan MacLean.

MacLerich

From Islay or Kintyre

MacLinlagan  

From Islay. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Gille Fhinnlagan - "son of the servant of St. Fionnlagan". Islay Clan Donald South.

MacLiver  

Those from Islay. MacLivers not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Campbell or MacGregor. Clan Donald MacLivers derive from the Gaelic: Mac Gille Ibhair -"son of the servant of St. Ibhar". Islay - Clan Donald South.

MacLucas  

Those from Islay. MacLucas' not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Lamont or MacDougall. Clan Donald MacLucas derive from the Gaelic: Mac Gille Maluaig -"son of the servant of St. Luke". Islay - Clan Donald South.

MacLugas  

Those from Islay. MacLucas not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Lamont or MacDougall. Clan Donald MacLucas derive from the Gaelic: Mac Gille Maluaig - "son of the servant of St. Luke". Islay - Clan Donald South.

MacLulich  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands or Antrim. MacLulichs not of Clan Donald may be of Clans MacDougall, Monroe or Ross. Clan Donald MacLulichs derive from the Gaelic: MacLulaich - "son of Lulach". West Highlands, Islands & Antrim. Clan Donald South, Clanranald, and Clan Donald North. No relationship to those from Eastern Ross.

MacLure  

Those from Islay or Kintyre. MacLures not of Clan Donald are of Clan MacLeod. Clan Donald MacLures derive from the Gaelic: Mac an leabhair -"devotee of the book". Islay, Kintyre & Antrim -Clan Donald South. MacLures of Skye are MacLeods, though the many found on Sleat may be separate.

MacLuskie

From Antrim, Islay or Kintyre

MacM

MacManechin

From North Uist or Benbecula. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Manach - "son of the monk". North Uist - Clan Donald North, Benbecula - Clan Donald North or Clanranald.

MacMarcus  

From Kintyre. No more than 1 in 10 Marcus/Marquis originally had a Mac prefix. They derive from the Gaelic: MacMarcuis - "son of Mark". Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacMarquis  

From Kintyre. No more than 1 in 10 Marcus/Marquis originally had a Mac prefix. They derive from the Gaelic: MacMarcuis - "son of Mark". Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacMath  

Only those from Islay or Kintyre. MacMaths not of Clan Donald may be of Clans MacNaughton or Matheson,or, from Dumfries. Clan Donald MacMaths derive from the Gaelic: Mac Mhatha - "son of Matthew". Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacMay

Those from Islay or Kintyre

MacMhuirich

From the West Highland & Islands or Antrim.They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Mhuirich - "son of Murray". From Muiredach O'Daly, 13th Century Irish poet who became bard to the Lords of the Isles. Family came Heriditary Bards to the Lordship and later to Clanranald. Found on Islay, Kintyre, Jura & Antrim - Clan Donald South, and in all Clanranald lands.

MacMichael  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands. No more than 1 in 18 Michaels originally had a Mac prefix. MacMichaels not of Clan Donald may be of Clans MacKenzie or Stewart,or, from Aberdeen or Galloway.

MacMichan

Those from Lochaber and Keppoch (. MacMichans not of Clan Donald may be from Carrick or Galloway.

MacMichie  

From Lochaber and Keppoch. They derive from the Gaelic: MacGille Mhicheil - "son of the servant of St.Michael". Lochaber, Keppoch. Separate from the MacMichaels of Islay & Kintyre.

MacMitchell

From the West Highlands & Islands. No more than 1 in 3855 Mitchells originally had a Mac prefix.

MacMoris

Those from Moidart. MacMoris not of ClanDonald may be of Clan Buchanan.

MacMurchie  

Those from Islay, Kintyre or Antrim. No more than 1 in 65 Murphys/Murchies originally had a Mac prefix. MacMurchies not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Buchanan or MacKenzie. Clan Donald MacMurchies derive fromthe Gaelic: Mac Mhurchaidh - "son of Murdoch", meaning "sea warrior" or navigator". From Ireland to Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South. A branch to North Uist - Clan Donald North, known as Siol Mhurchaidh.

MacMurdo

Those from Islay or Kintyre. MacMurdos not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacPherson, or, from Dumfries-shire.

MacMurdoch

Those from Islay or Kintyre. MacMurdochs not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacPherson.

MacMurphy

Those from Islay or Kintyre. No more than 1 in 65 Murphys originally had a Mac prefix.

MacMurrich

Those from the West Highlands & Islands or Antrim. MacMurrichs not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacPherson.

MacN

MacNakaird  

From Islay or Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: MacNargin - "son of silver". Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacO

MacOnill

A form of MACCONNELL

MacOshen

From Islay or Kintyre

MacOshenag

From Islay or Kintyre

MacOwen  

Those from Antrim. MacOwens not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Campbell, Colquhoun or MacDougall.

MacP

MacPhail  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands. MacPhails not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Cameron, Chatton, MacIntosh or MacKay. Clan Donald MacPhails derive from the Gaelic: "son of Paul". Found throughout the West Highlands and Islands, including Glengarry, Glencoe, North Uist & Skye - Clan Donald North, Islay & Kintyre- Clan Donald South.

MacPhilip

A form of MACKILLOP. No more than 1 in 199 Philips originally had a Mac prefix.

MacQ

MacQueen  

From Skye, North Uist, South Uist, Islay or Kintyre. No more than 1 in 3 Queens originally had a Mac prefix. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Shuibhne - "son of Suibhne". Irish, and Mac Svenn - Norse. Skye & North Uist - Clan Donald North, from the Norse. Islay & Kintyre Clan Donald South, from the Irish. Clan Chatton MacQueens originally from Skye.

MacQuilken/MacQuilkan  

Those from Islay or Kintyre. MacQuilkans not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacIntosh. Clan Donald MacQuilken/MacQuilkans derive from the Gaelic: Mac Cuilcein - "son of Wilkie". Islay and Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacQuillan  

From Antrim, Islay or Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Uighilin or Mac Cailein - "son of Colin". Were original Lords of the Route in Antrim - taken over by Clan Donald in 16th century. Antrim, Islay and Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacQuilly

From Eigg. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Choiligh -"son of the cock". Eigg - Clanranald.

MacQuistan

From Skye

MacR

MacRanald

From Lochaber and Keppoch, Islay or Kintyre. No more than 1 in 2305 Ranalds originally had a Mac prefix. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Raonuill - "son of Ranald". Very common given name throughout Clan Donald, giving rise to many variations as last names. Some may derive from the patronymic of the Keppoch chiefs - Mac Mich Raonuill. Fairly common on Islay and Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacRanie

A form of MacCrain. No more than 1 in 84 Ranies originally had a Mac prefix.

MacRankin  

Those from Lochaber and Keppoch. MacRankins not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacLean, or, fromAyrshire. Clan Donald MacRankins derive from the Gaelic: Mac Fhraing - "son of Francis". Glencoe, possibly Keppoch.

MacRennie

Those from Lochaber and Keppoch, Islay or Kintyre

MacReynold  

From Lochaber and Keppoch. Only one known family of this name and no more than 1 in 720 Reynolds originally had a Mac prefix.

MacRory

See MacRuairi

MacRuairi  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands. MacRorys, etc. not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacLaren. Clan Donald MacRorys derive from the Gaelic: Mac Ruairidh - "son of Rory". From Ruaira MacRanald MacSomerled, 1st of Clan Ruiari, whose lands eventually, through an heiress, came to Clanranald. Common name throughout West Highlands, Islands & Antrim. Clanranald, Clan Donald South, Clan Donald North.

MacRury

See MacRuairi. 

MacS

MacScilling

From Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Sgillin -"son of Scilling". Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacShannon

Those from Islay or Kintyre. No more than 1 in 220 Shannons originally had a Mac prefix.

MacSheehy  

From Ulster or Munster. They derive from the Gaelic: MacSithigh - "son of peace". A Galloglass family which finally settled in Munster - Clan Donald South.

MacSherry  

Those from Skye. MacSherrys not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacKinnon. Clan Donald MacSherrys derive from the Gaelic: Mac Siridh - "son of Sigurd". Skye - Clan Donald North.

MacSorley  

Those from Islay, Kintyre or Antrim. MacSorleys not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Cameron or Lamont. Clan Donald MacSorleys derive from the Gaelic: Mac Somhairle - "son of Somerled" - 1st Lord of the Isles. Antrim, Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South..

MacSporran  

From Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac ansporail - "son of the purse". Purse bearers and Treasurers to the Lords of the Isles. Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

MacStake  

Those from Kintyre. No more than 1 in 10 Staker/Stalkers originally had a Mac prefix. MacStakers not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Robertson.

MacStalke  

Those from Kintyre. No more than 1 in 10 Staker/Stalkers originally had a Mac. MacStakers not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Robertson.

MacSwain

A form of MacQueen. No more than 1 in 3 Swains originally had a Mac prefix.

MacSwan  

Those from Sleat on Skye. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Suain - "son of Suain". Skye - Clan Donald North. Not the same as MacQueen.

MacSween

A form of MacQeen. No more than 1 in 3 Sweens originally had a Mac prefix.

MacSweeney  

Those from Ulster or Munster. No more than 1 in 60 Sweeneys originally had a Mac prefix. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Suibhne - "son of Suibhne". From Suibhne O'Neill, a 14th century Argyle chieftain, who led Clan Donald Galloglasses in Ulster - some to Munster. Clan Donald South.

MacT

MacTrein

From Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Treun -"son of the strong" or "champion". Hereditary champions to the Lords of the Isles. Islay & Kintyre- Clan Donald South.

MacU

MacUisdean

From Skye. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Uisdean -"son of Hugh" - 3rd son of Alexander, Lord of the Isles. Hugh became 1st of Sleat and ancestor of the High Chiefs. Skye - Clan Donald North.

MacV

MacVanish  

Those from North Uist. MacVanishes not of ClanDonald may be of Clans MacBain or MacKenzie. Clan Donald MacVanishes derive from the Gaelic: Mac Mhanuis -"son of Manus". North Uist - Clan Donald North.

MacVannan

From Skye. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Mhannan -"son of Buchanan". Skye - Clan Donald North.

MacVarish

From Moidart. They derive from the Gaelic: Mac Bharrais- "son of Maurice". Moidart - Clanranald.

MacVey

From the West Highlands & Islands. MacVeys not of Clan Donald may be of Clans MacLeod or MacLean.

MacVicar  

Those from North Uist, Islay or Kintyre. MacVicars not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Campbell or MacNaughton. Clan Donald MacVicars derive from the Gaelic: Mac a bhiocair - "son of the Vicar". Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South, North Uist - Clan Donald North.

MacVurrich

A form of MacMhuirich. MacVurrichs not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacPherson.

MacW

MacWalrick  

Those from Glengarry or Lochaber. MacWalricks not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Kennedy or Cameron. Clan Donald MacWalricks derive from the Gaelic: Mac Ualraig - "son of Ualraig". From Ulrick Kennedy who fled Ayrshire to Lochaber in 16th century. Most are Glengarry, some are Keppoch. Lowland Kennedys, though related, are not of Clan Donald.

MacWarish

A form of MacVarish

MacWhan

A form of MacQueen

MacWhannel

A form of MacDonald

MacWhellan

A form of MacQuillan

MacWhiston

A form of MacUisdean

MacWhithee

A form of MacCuithein

MacWilkin

A form of MacQuilkan

MacWillie  

From Ulster - only one family. MacWillies not of Clan Donald may be of the Huntleys. Clan Donald MacWillies derive from Donald MacDonald, a Keppoch officer captured during the "45". Received pardon if he left Scotland and changed his name. He chose MacWillie. One son settled in Ulster, another to USA. Same details by widely separated branches of the family lend credence to this family tradition. Not to be confused with the highland border MacWillie derived from William. Keppoch.

MacWurie

A form of MacMuirich. 

M

Magee  

Those from Islay, Kintyre or Antrim and would have originally been a MacKay of Islay. Magees not of Clan Donald may be MacKays of Sutherland.

Magill

Those known to have originally been MacGills

Mann

Those from Lochaber and would have originally been a MacGillivantic. Approx. 24% of all Manns are of Scots ancestry. Scots Manns not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Gunn, or, from Aberdeen, Brechin,Dundee or Dingwall.

Manntach

Those from Lochaber and would have originally been a MacGillivantic.

Marcus  

Those from Kintyre and would have originally been a MacMarcus. Scots Marcus not of Clan Donald may be from Inverness.

Marcusson  

Those from Kintyre and must have originally been a MacMarcus. Scots Marcussons not of Clan Donald may be from Aberdeen or Shetland.

Martin  

Those from Skye or North Uist, Islay or Kintyre.Approx. 31% of all Martins are of Scots ancestry. Scots Martins not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Cameron, or, from Lothian or Angus.

May  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands, mainly Kintyre. Approx. 8%of these names are of Scots ancestry. Scots Mays not of Clan Donald may be from Aberdeen, Berwick, Dunglas, Fife or Tweedside.

Mayes  

Those from the West Highlnads & Islands, mainly Kintyre. Approx. 8%of these names are of Scots ancestry. Scots Mays not of Clan Donald may be from Aberdeen, Berwick, Dunglas, Fife or Tweedside.

Mays  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands, mainly Kintyre. Approx. 8%of these names are of Scots ancestry. Scots Mays not of Clan Donald may be from Aberdeen, Berwick, Dunglas, Fife or Tweedside.

Michael  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands and would have originally been a MacMichael. Approx. 24% of all Michaels are of Scots ancestry. Scots Michaels not of Clan Donald may be from Angus, Couper, Glasgow or St. Andrews.

Michaelson  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands and would have originally been a MacMichael. Approx. 24% of all Michaels are of Scots ancestry. Scots Michaels not of Clan Donald may be from Aberdeen.

Michie  

Those from Lochaber and would have originally been a MacMichie. Michies not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Forbes, or, from Aberdeen.

Michison  

Those from Lochaber and would have originally been a MacMichie. Michison not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Forbes, or, from Aberdeen.

Milloy  

Those from Kintyre and would have originally been a MacMaluag. Scots Milloys not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Stewart, or, from Argyll, Arran or Bute.

Mitchell  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands and would have originally been a MacMitchell. Approx. 73% of all Mitchells are of Scots ancestry. Scots Mitchells not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Innes, or, from Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow or Lanarkshire.

Mitchelson  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands and would have originally been a MacMitchell. Scots Mitchelsons not of Clan Donald may be from Aberdeen, Brechin, Fife, Glasgow, Inverness, Kilbride or Shetland.

Monk  

Those from North Uist or Benbecula and would have originally been a MacManechin. Scots Monks not of Clan Donald may be from Aberdeen, Berwick or Dysart.

Murchie  

Those from Islay, Kintyre or Antrim and would have originally been a MacMurchie. Murchies not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Buchanan or MacKenzie, or, from Caithness, Irvine or Peebles.

Murchison  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands or Antrim and would have originally been a MacMurchie. Murchisons not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Buchanan or MacKenzie, or, from Caithness, Irvine or Peebles.

Murdoch

Those from the West Highlands & Islands or Antrim. Murdochs not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacPherson.

Murdochson  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands or Antrim. Murdochsons not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacPherson, or, from Brechin, Perth or Shetland.

Murphy  

Those from Islay, Kintyre or Antrim and would have originally been a MacMurchie. Approx 7% of all Murphys are of Scots ancestry.

O

O'Brennan

Those from Islay or Kintyre

O'Brolachain  

Those from Islay or Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: O'Brolach - "descendant of Brolach". Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

O'Cahan  

Those from Antrim, Islay or Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: O'Cathain - "descendant of Cathain". Antrim & Kintyre. Clan Donald South.

O'Docharty  

Those from Islay. They derive from the Gaelic: O'Dochartaigh - "descendant of Dochertach". Islay -Clan Donald South.

O'Drain

Those from Islay or Kintyre

O'Hanley

Those from South Uist, Benbecula or North Uist. They derive from the Gaelic: Ua-h-Ainie - "descendant of Ainie". 18th century missionaries to South Uist -Clanranald.

O'Kane

Those from Antrim, Islay or Kintyre

O'Kerigan

Those from Islay or Kintyre

O'Loynachan  

Those from Islay or Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: O'Luingeachain - "descendant of Longachan". Islay & Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

O'May  

Those from Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: O'Miadhaigh - "descendant of Maidhach". Kintyre -Clan Donald South.

O'Shannaig  

Those from Islay or Kintyre. They derive from the Gaelic: O'Seanaigh - "descendant of Seanach". Harpers to the clan in Kintyre - Clan Donald South.

O'Shannon

Those from Islay or Kintyre

O'Sheehy

Those from Ulster or Munster

P

Padon

Padons not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacLean.

Park  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands or Antrim. Approx. 48% of all Parks are of Scots ancestry. Scots Parks not of Clan Donald may be from Aberdeen, Berwickshire, Erskine, Glasgow, Irvine, Kilbride, Lennox or Renfrew. Clan Donald Parks derive from Chlann ic Phairce. South Uist- Clanranald.

Patton  

Pattons not of Clan Donald may be of Clans MacLaren or MacLean, or, from Aberdeen, Ayrshire, Couper or Dundee.

Philip  

Those from Lochaber, Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been a MacPhillip. Approx. 9% of all Philips are of Scots ancestry. Scots Philips not of Clan Donald may be from Aberdeen, Berwick, Dumfries, Fife or Lanarkshire.

Philipson  

Those from Lochaber, Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been a MacPhillipACPHILIP. Philipsons not ofClan Donald may be from Aberdeen, Berwick, Dumfries, Fife, Lanarkshire or Perth.

Philpot  

Those from Lochaber, Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been a MacPhillip. Scots Philpots not of Clan Donald may be from Aberdeen, Berwick, Fife or Lanarkshire.

Pittullich  

Those from Lochaber, Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been a MacPhillip. Scots Philpots not of Clan Donald may be from Aberdeen, Berwick, Fife or Lanarkshire.

Polson  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands. Scots Polsons not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacKay, or, from Berwick, Inverness, Lothian, Shetland or Tweedside.

Purcell  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands. Approx. 91% of all Purcells are of Scots ancestry. Scots Purcells not of ClanDonald may be from Lanark or Melrose.

Q

Queen

Those from Skye or North Uist, Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been a MacQueen.

Quin  

Those from Islay, Kintyre or Antrim and would have originally been a Conn. Scots Quins not of Clan Donald may be from Galloway.

R

Rainey  

Those from Lochaber, Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been a MacRanaldor a MacRanie. Scots Raineys not of Clan Donald may be from Angus, Dumfries, Fife, Lothian or Stirling.

Ranald  

Those from Lochaber, Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been a MacRanald. Approx. 11% of all Ranalds are of Scots ancestry. Scots Ranalds not of Clan Donald may be from Dumbarton, Fife, Glasgow,Linlithgow, Orkney or Ross.

Ranaldson

Those from Lochaber or the West Highlands & Islands.

Rankin  

Those from Lochaber and would have originally been a MacRankin. Scots Rankins not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacLean, or, from Aberdeen, Ayrshire, Glasgow, Irvine or Kilmarnoch.

Rennie  

Those from Lochaber, Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been a MacRennie. Rennies not of Clan Donald may be from Angus or Fife.

Reoch

Those from Islay, Kintyre or Jura. Reochs not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Farquharon.

Revie  

Those from Islay, Kintyre or Jura. Revies not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Fraser, or, from South West Scotland.

Reynolds

Those from Lochaber and Keppoch and would have originally been a MacReynolds. Approx. 6% of all Reynolds are of Scots ancestry.

Ronald

Those from Lochaber, Islay or Kintyre and musthave originally been a MacRanald.

Ronaldson

Those from Lochaber, or, the West Highlands & Islands

Rorieson

Those from the West Highlands & Island. Roriesons not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacLaren.

Rory  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands and would have originally been( a MacRory. Rorys not of Clan Donald may be of Clan MacLaren.

S

Samuel  

Those from Islay, Kintyre or Antrim and would have originally been a MacSorley. Scots Samuels not of Clan Donald may be from Scone or Edinburgh.

Sanders  

Those from the West H ighlands & Islands, Antrim or Glengarry and would have originally been an Alexander. Approx. 17% of all Sanders are of Scots ancestry. Scots Sanders not of Clan Donald may be from Couper, Glasgow,Aberdeen, Banff or St. Andrews.

Sanderson  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands, Antrim or Glengarry. Approx. 49% of all Sandersons are of Scots ancestry. Scots Sandersons not of Clan Donald may be from Linlithgow, Dornoch or Tynninghame.

Shannon  

Those from Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been an O'Shannon. Approx. 26% of all Shannons are of Scots ancestry. Scots Shannons not of Clan Donald may be from Galloway.

Sharp  

Those from Kintyre, Arran or Bute. Approx. 29% of all Sharps are of Scots ancestry. Scots Sharps not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Stewart, or, from Peebles-shire or Perthshire.

Shaw  

Those from Islay or Kintyre and must have originally been a MacIlaheiney. Approx. 78% of all Shaws are of Scots ancestry and most all of them are Clan Chatton Shaws.

Sheehy

Those from Ulster or Munster and would have originally been a MacSheehy.

Smith  

Only one family, from South Uist, who were originally MacGowans. Approx. 21% of all Smiths are of Scots ancestry, and most all of them are of Clans Chattan, Gow, MacFarlane or MacPherson, or, from South East Scotland.

Sorleyson  

Those from Islay, Kintyre or Antrim. Sorleysons not of Clan Donald may be of Clans Cameron or Lamont.

Sporran

Those from Kintyre and would have originally been a MacSporran.

Stalker  

Those from Kintyre and would have originally been a MacStaker. Scots Stalkers not of Clan Donald may be of Clans MacFarlane or MacGregor.

Sweeney  

Those from Ulster or Munster and would have originally been a MacSweeney. Scots Sweeneys may be of Clan Gunn.

T

Taylor  

Those from Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been a MacIntaylour. Approx. 24% of all Taylors are of Scots ancestry. Scots Taylors not of Clan Donald may be of Clan Cameron, or, from Angus or Dumfries.

Train  

Those from Kintyre and would have originally been a MacTrein. Scots Trains not of Clan Donald may be from Ayrshire.

Turner  

Those from Islay and would have originally been a MacInturner. Approx. 15% of all Turners are of Scots ancestry. Scots Turners not of Clan Donald maybe of Clan Lamont, or, from Aberdeen or Ayrshire.

W

Whan

Those from Skye, North Uist, Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been a MacQueen.

Whannell  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands or Ulster and would have originally been a MacWhannel. Whannells not of Clan Donald may be from Galloway.

Whallan

Those from Antrim, Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been a MacQuillan.

Wilkie  

Those from Islay or Kintyre and would have originally been a MacQuilkan. Scots Wilkies not of Clan Donald may be from Lanarkshire or Midlothian.

Wilkinson  

Those from Islay or Kintyre. Approx. 11% of all Wilkinsons are of Scots ancestry. Scots Wilkinsons not of Clan Donald may be from Lanarkshire or Midlothian.

Wright  

Those from the West Highlands & Islands and would have originally been a MacIntyre. Approx. 16% of all Wrights are of Scots ancestry. Scots Wrights not of Clan Donald may be from Stirlingshire.