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Clan Mow?
« on: Wednesday 15 August 18 22:01 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Just wondering if anyone has heard of a clan called Mow which is supposedly to have originated in Roxburghshire?

I've not heard of that name before so hoping someone could shed some light on it for me.

Thanks.
Stewarts from Moffat and Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Twaddles and Wrights from County Longford, Ireland.
Weirs from Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Re: Clan Mow?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 August 18 00:03 BST (UK) »
The surname Mow comes from a place in Roxburghshire. It used to be "Molle", "oll" often becomes "ow"  in Scots words. Clans are from the highland areas of Scotland and you would not really use that word for a Borders family.

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Re: Clan Mow?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 16 August 18 01:42 BST (UK) »
Clans are Clans like Campbell and McDonald. I am affiliated (a Sept) to the McDonald Clan but being a Sept could not become head of the Clan. At best Mow would be s Sept but as GR2 has stated it is not in the Clan or Sept system.

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Re: Clan Mow?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 August 18 14:04 BST (UK) »
Clans are Clans like Campbell and McDonald. I am affiliated (a Sept) to the McDonald Clan but being a Sept could not become head of the Clan. At best Mow would be s Sept but as GR2 has stated it is not in the Clan or Sept system.

GR2? I get that, I remember reading somewhere that the Stewart Clan has different branches and I'm assuming that it'll be similar? Or not?
Stewarts from Moffat and Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Twaddles and Wrights from County Longford, Ireland.
Weirs from Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Re: Clan Mow?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 16 August 18 14:50 BST (UK) »
Black's Surnames has this as Molle. It first appears in the 12th cent', from the lands of Molle, now Mow in Morebattle, there's a long screed about the family giving land to the monks of Kelso etc'. In 1576 the laird of Mow was slain at the Raid of the Redeswire,  when the Scots beat the English!  ;D

 In 1789 Mr William Mow WS & his brother John Mow of Mains applied to the Court of Session to have the name changed to Molle, the original spelling of the name. Possibly because mow has a sexual connotation in Scots!  ;D

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Re: Clan Mow?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 16 August 18 16:08 BST (UK) »
Clan Stewart

Septs - may be more or subject to opinion

Boyd, Garrow, Menteith, Monteith, Carmichael, Hunter, MacMichael. Stewart, Appin: Carmichael, Combich, Livingston, Livingstone, MacCombich, Mackinlay, Maclae, Maclay, Maclea, Macleay, MacMichael. Stewart, Atholl: Crookshanks, Cruickshank, Duilach, Gray, Macglashan Stewart Lennox: Howkins.