MacGillivray

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Surnames Origins Clan Connection (if any)
Gillies, Giles, Gillis,
MacGillies, Gillespie
From Gille Iosa, 'servant of Jesus.' The Sliochad
Gillies
branch of Clan MacPherson (Ivereshie)
was founded in the 13th century.
CLAN MACPHERSON
Gilroy, MacIlroy,
MacElroy, Milroy, Roy
From Mac Gille ruaidh, 'son of the red-haired
lad.' or from Gilderoy, youngest son of John
Grant of Carron, early 17th century.
CLAN GRANT
MacGill Common name in Galloway. Known as Clann
a' ghoill
in Jura. Sometimes a contraction of
Mac Ghille mhaoil = MACMILLAN.
CLAN MACGILL,
CLAN MACMILLAN
MacgGillery Charles M'Gillery (14th cent.) founded this
branch of Clan Cameron. Also includes some
Gilbertsons and Gibsons.
CLAN CAMERON
MacGillewie From Mac Gille dhuibh, 'son of the black lad.'
In the 18th century most with this name dropped
it for Lamont.
CLAN LAMONT
MacGillivantic From Mac Gille mhanntaich, "mhanntaich"
meaning 'stammering.' A sept of the Lochaber
(Keppoch) MacDonalds.
CLAN DONALD
MacGillonie, MacGillony From Mac Gill' onfhaidh, 'son of the servant of
the storm.' An old sept of Clan Cameron
(Lochaber)
CLAN CAMERON
MacGilvane, MacIlvain,
MacIlwain
From Mac Gille Bheathain, 'son of the servant
of St. Beathan (Bean).' This is the root form of
MacBean or McBain.
CLAN MACBEAN
MacGilvar Probably from Mac Gille Bhar, 'son of the servant of St. Barre' (of Cork, Ireland).
MacIlrie, MacIlraith,
MacIllrick, MacElravy,
MacGillerick
All variants of Mac 'Ille riabhaich, 'son of the
freckled lad.' Some were bards to Clan Donald,
Skye, others part of Clan Fraser.
CLAN DONALD,
CLAN FRASER

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