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Re: Highland & Island Emigration Society Records - free on Scotlands People.
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 15 June 19 11:07 BST (UK) »
 The use of surnames in the Highlands by ordinary folk is of fairly recent origin, the Anglicising of a people who used  Gaelic patronymics amongst themselves stemmed from the need to learn English to "get on in the world" or appear on a muster-roll, a rent-roll or a lease, not to mention a school-roll where the use of Gaelic was taboo.
 The tenantry often took the name of their laird or indeed were compelled to in some instances, so trying to make sense of all this by resorting to DNA & no paper-trail to back it up, is something of a Sisyphean task.  ;D

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Re: Highland & Island Emigration Society Records - free on Scotlands People.
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 16 June 19 04:22 BST (UK) »
Thought I'd ask if there's any 'Smith' in the DNA links?

McArthur may have been a 2nd marriage i.e. step-father?

What was Duncan's occ. on John's marriage?

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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: Highland & Island Emigration Society Records - free on Scotlands People.
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 16 June 19 06:48 BST (UK) »
Duncan is listed as deceased on John and Isabellaís marriage certificate. I havenít been able to find any Smithís in DNA links.

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Re: Highland & Island Emigration Society Records - free on Scotlands People.
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 16 June 19 09:00 BST (UK) »
Duncan is listed as deceased on John and Isabellaís marriage certificate. I havenít been able to find any Smithís in DNA links.

A marriage usually gives the occ. of the deceased father?

Does the marriage state mother was Margaret McArthur M.S. Smith or just Margaret Smith?

Is it possible Margaret was not his mother, had his mother died when he was young?

Have you found the family on any census together to find out where he was born?

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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"