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SCOTCH-IRISH NAMES

Chuck Gibson (View posts)
Posted: 895492800000
Classification: Query

This was found in the SCOTCH-IRISH archives at rootsweb

The following is an excerpt from THE ANCESTORS OF THE SCOTCH-IRISH by
Joseph Condit McCune, published in Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine,
volume 49, (1966), pp. 328-329. McCune argues that not only were the
Scotch-Irish of Presbyterian Lowland stock but that they came exclusively from
the southwest region, Galloway. This was, of course, the area where the
the Covenanters were most prevalent and, according to McCune, these people
are the ancestors of the Scotch-Irish of America. A very interesting and
partially convincing argument but the list of names, however intriguing,
suggest some of the problems as well. His point is that about two thirds of the
same names for Galloway appear on the 1790 census for Pennsylvania. However,
he does not account for the fact that many of these names could also be
English and Irish. W. John Shepherd.

"The following are some of the surnames from Galloway transplanted to
Pennsylvania anterior to the taking of the first United States Census in 1790-
Adair, Agnew, Alexander, Alison, Allan, Anderson, Andrew, Arnot, Austin, Baird,
Barbour, Barclay, Barton, Beattie, Beck, Beggs, Bell, Benton, Bigham, Bishop,
Black, Blaine, Blair, Blake, Blythe, Boyd, Bratton, Broadfoot, Brown, Bruce,
Bryan, Bryce, Buchanan, Burney, Byres, Caldwell, Calhoun, Campbell, Cannon,
Carlyle, Carrick, Carruthers, Carson, Chalmers, Chambers, Charters, Christie,
Clark, Clelland, Cockrane, Colvin, Connell, Cook, Cormack, Corsan, Coulter,
Cowan, Craig, Crawford, Crumb, Cunningham, Currie, Dalrymple, Dalzell,
Davidson, Dempster, Dicksone, Dill, Dinwiddie, Dixon, Dods, Donald, Donaldson,
Dorman, Dougan, Douglas, Dun, Dunbar, Duncan, Edgar, Elliot, Erskine, Ewart,
Ferfuson, Findlay, Fisher, Fleming, Forsythe, Fraser, French, Fullerton,
Fulton, Galbreath, Galloway, Geddes, George, Gibson, Gilchrist, Gillespie,
Gillmour, Gladstone, Glover, Gordon, Gowan, Gracie, Graham, Gray, Guthrie,
Hall, Hamilton, Hanna, Harkness, Hay, Henderson, Heron, Heslop, Hope, Houston,
Hunter, Hutcheson, Inglis, Innes, Ireland, Irving, Irwine, Jackson, Jamison,
Jardine, Johnston, Kay, Keith, Kennedy, Kent, Kerr, Kilpatrick, Kincaid,
Kinzean, Kirk, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Laurie, Law, Lawson, Leith, Linn, Little,
Livingston, Lockart, Lockhart, Logan, Lorimer, Lowrie, McAdam, McBride, McCall,
McCallum, McCance, McCartney, McClanachan, McClean, McClellan, McClung,
McClure, McComb, McConnel, McCormick, McCrae, McCulloch, McCune, McCutchon,
McDougall, McDowall, McElvain, McEwen, McFadden, McGhie, McGill, McGowen,
McIntosh, McKain, McKay, McKee, McKelvie, McKenna, McKenzie, McKnight,
McLean,McMaster, McMillan, McMurray, McNab, McNaught, McNish, McRobert,
McTaggart, McWhurter, McWilliam, Mair, Marshall, Martin, Matheson, Maxwell,
Miller, Milligan, Mitchell, Moffat, Montgomery, Morison, Morton, Muir,
Muirhead, Mulroy, Mundell, Murchie, Murdoch, Murray, Neilson, Nicoll,
Nicholson, Orr, Osburne, Pain, Palmer, Park, Parker, Paterson, Paton, Pauling,
Peacock, Pearson, Peden, Porter, Porterfield, Pott, Ramsay, Reid, Richardson,
Riddick, Rigg, Robertson, Robeson, Robinson, Robison, Robson, Roger, Rose,
Ross, Rowan, Rule, Russell, Sanderson, Scot, Semple, Shank, Sharp, Shaw,
Shearer, Shilling, Short, Simpson, Skelly, Sloan, Smith, Spence, Steven,
Stevenson, Stewart, Stirling, Stott, Strachan, Sturgeon, Tait, Tagart, Taylor,
Telfer, Templeton, Tennen, Tennet, Thomson, Trail, Turner, Vance, Walker,
Wallace, Wallis, Warner, Watson, Waugh, Weir, Welsh, Whitehead, Whyte,
Wightman, Wilkie, Williamson, Wilson, Woodde, Wright, Wylie, Young,

These names appeared in the Borgue Covenant, 1638; the official lists
of testaments (wills) of Kirkcudbright; the census of Wigtown and Minnigaff,
1684; lists of Covenanting ministers, or lists of persons whose lives and
estates had been forfeited."
Posted: 895924800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1016660469000
Attention Chuck Gibson

Thank you for this valuable information. I have an ancestor who I am told was born in Kirkcudbrightshire Scotland
in 1710 - David MCKEE for whom the town of McKeesport Pa. is named. I would like to know more about how to get parish records for his father John b. 1660-1665 Kirkcudbrightshire or his grandfather John b.abt. 1640 Penningham, Wigtownshire , Scotland.

Any help appreciated. I have been to McKeesport Pa. and decend from David b. 1710 , David b. 1750, David b. 1787
Julia Ann McKee b. 1820 mar. David Henry Powers

Carol Gilliland FLdollfin@aol.com
St.Pete Beach, FL.

Re: SCOTCH-IRISH NAMES

Posted: 1026932420000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Blodgett/Kabana/McClellan
Hello. I found my surname listed under the many names you listed-McClellan. Could you tell me where that site is? Thankyou. Denise

Re: SCOTCH-IRISH NAMES

Vivian Boyle (View posts)
Posted: 1047307869000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Henderson
Would like to know where I could find more info as my grandmother's name was a Henderson? Looking for Lawson Henderson from Texas.

Re: SCOTCH-IRISH NAMES

Posted: 1060498043000
Classification: Query
Hello,
I am also from the McClellan,Blodgett line.
my mother's parents were Robert Leroy Blodgett of Nebraska and Avis McClellan. Is this any connection.

Thank you
Chizari L. Hans

Re: SCOTCH-IRISH NAMES

Posted: 1061324540000
Classification: Query
wow!!! i found so many of the surnames i am searching on this list:
Barclay/Bishop/Blair/Elliot/Gordon/Kennedy/McMillan

Re: SCOTCH-IRISH NAMES

Posted: 1090968764000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1111277043000
Surnames: Robertson Harkness
Robertson or Harkness in wills:

William T ROBERTSON Sr
married Ms. HARKNESS May be related to Janet Harkness, Mary Jane Robertson b 1868, Robert Robertson b 1874 lived in Moffatt Dumphries.

son: William T ROBERTSON JR. immigrated to the US in 1865 naturalized through parents
born: Sep 26, 1846 - 51 in Scotland-possibly Bridge of Urr Kirkcudbrightshire but definitely somewhere in Dumphries
died: 7/18/1922 last residence 102 w 2 st in Lexington, Fayette Cty, KY
69 on the 1920 census. 62 on the 1910 census.
married: abt 1870 married 40 years on 1910 apr 21 census had 4 children all living in 1910
Susan (Susie A HUNLEY (b1848 in Athens KY d 1/10/1920 age 72) 72 on the 1920, 62 on the apr 21 1910 census
parents: Allen HUNLEY born in KY and
Mary Elizabeth YATES born in Bourbon county KY abt 1822 may have died 7/17/1910 age 88.
married 1839 in Paris Bourbon Cty KY
brother: Richard HUNLEY born Fayette County he married Sarah CRAWFORD
Children: 1.Wilber married a QUINN from Cincinnati and worked for Herald Leader
2. Mazzie married to a REESE in Cincinnati
3. Jessie McCubbin (41 in 1920)
4. Samuel (28 in 1910)

May be related to Janet HARKNESS and Mary Jane Robertson b 1868 and Robert Robertson b 1874 in Moffat, Dumphries.

Other associated names: Urfer, HACKER, BAILER, BARKER, REESE, KEISER, WELLWOOD, MONCRIEF, Mc Ginnis, McCubbin, Monroe

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Posted: 1297969088000
Classification: Query
I was looking for Carson did not find that particular name but did find corson would that be in the same line??

Re: SCOTCH-IRISH NAMES

Posted: 1298307410000
Classification: Query
Surnames: SCOTCH-IRISH NAMES
Hi Denise,

I am not the person you requested information from, but these sites should help you some.

I am of the "Douglass" line from this area in Scotland.

SOURCE: www.old-kirkcudbright.net
"History of the Lands and their Owners in Galloway.
by P.H. McKerlie.1878.
PARISH OF KIRKCUDBRIGHT; EXCERPTS FROM A VERY LONG ARTICLE; http://www.old-kirkcudbright.net/landowners/mckerlie.asp

"Cumberland Roots: http://members.madasafish.com/~cgrs/Brombur.htm
Taken From: Bromfield Parish Burials -- Kirkcudbrightshire
1654 to 1813

Sandy
sljuhl1234@yahoo.com

Re: SCOTCH-IRISH NAMES

Posted: 1298307563000
Classification: Query
Surnames: SCOTCH-IRISH NAMES
Hi,

I am not the person you requested information from, but these sites should help you some.

I am of the "Douglass" line from this area in Scotland.

SOURCE: www.old-kirkcudbright.net
"History of the Lands and their Owners in Galloway.
by P.H. McKerlie.1878.
PARISH OF KIRKCUDBRIGHT; EXCERPTS FROM A VERY LONG ARTICLE; http://www.old-kirkcudbright.net/landowners/mckerlie.asp

"Cumberland Roots: http://members.madasafish.com/~cgrs/Brombur.htm
Taken From: Bromfield Parish Burials -- Kirkcudbrightshire
1654 to 1813

Sandy
sljuhl1234@yahoo.com
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