The Surnames of Scotland: Their Origin, Meaning and History

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A book on the origin, meaning and history of Scottish surnames. The core of this work is a listing of over 8000 names, each with a concise history and cross-references. It should serve as a tool for genealogists, historians, or anyone with a general interest in Scotland.

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George F. Black was a noted bibliographer and historical scholar at New York Public Library for over thirty-five years.

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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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