This major reference work, first published in 1946, is a fully documented alphabetical listing of over 8,000 Scottish family and personal names and is an invaluable source of information for genealogists, historians and families interested in their Scottish ancestry.
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The late Dr. George Fraser Black, (1866-1948), a noted bibliographer and historical scholar on the staff of The New York Public Library from 1896-1931, spent almost half a century on the research of this volume. Miss Mary Elder Black, who had assisted her father in the preparation of the main text, also supplied the amendments and additions included as an appendix.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
Sample names entries from Surnames of Scotland:
CAMACHA. A tribe descended from the Stewarts of Garth, “are called Camachas or Crookshanks, from a bend or deformity in his leg, by which their ancestor was distinguished from others of his name” (Stewart, I, p. 27).
MACCOMB, Maccombe. From G. Mac Thom, ‘son of Tom’ now often Englished Thom. The b is accretionary. Gilchrist Makcome, a follower of the earl of Cassilis, was respited for murder in 1526 (RSS., I, 3386). Roger M.Com appears in Netherglen, 1679 (Kirkcudbright), and Robert McKome was charged with being a disorderly person in the parish of Carsfern, 1684 (RPC., 3. Ser. Ix, p. 574). In the Parish Lists of Wigtownshire and Minnigaff, 1684, the name also appears as McColm, McComb, McCome, and McKComb.
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