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Surname Spelling Variants in Wigtownshire

Below is a collection of surname spelling variants, gleaned initially from the 1684 Parish Lists Name Index, with subsequent additions from other sources.

Please note, spelling and pronunciation varies over centuries. We make no assumption that we are listing the 'correct' spelling. Present day authorities feel that some of the name associations which are implied here are not really valid, but we have not felt it practical to make such distinctions in this listing. This list was created to give Wigtownshire researchers, particularly those unfamiliar with Scots pronunciation, clues to other surname spelling possibilities. Occasionally, where necessary, we cross referenced. For example, AUSBURN is cross referenced with 'see OSBURNE'. Going to the OSBURNE entry will lead to more spelling variants.

Mc, Mac, and M' are all equivalent and have been used interchangeably in the past. Before the 1840s family names which today always have a Mc or Mac would frequently have no prefix. For example Clurg, McClurg, MacClurg and M'Clurg would all be quite likely found in one family.

If you have a spelling variant to offer, please contact Crawford.


A - B,      C - E,      F - J,      K - M,      McA - McG     McH - McW,      N - SW     T - W


C
CACHIE Keachy*
CAIN McKeand
CAIRLIE Carlie Kairlie Kairly
CAIRD McCargo
CAIRNS Kairns
CAMPBELL Cambel Cambell Camble Campbel Campble
CANDLISH Candleis Canleis McCandlish
CARNAQHEN Carnochen Carnochin
CARRUTHERS Caruthers Carridders
CARSANE Carsin Carson Carssan Cassen Kersen
CATHCART Cacart Cautart
CARTER McArthur
CARTNAY Carthnay
CAVEND Keavend* Caven McKevan Keven
CHAMBERS Chamers
CHARLES McKerlie
CHRISTIE Chrystie
CHRISTISON Christieson
CLELLAND Clellan
CLINGEN Clingan
CLINT McLynn Clyne
CLOUGSTON Clougstone Clogton
CLUNCHA Clunchaw
CLURE Cluir
CLURG Clurge
CLYMONT Clymond
CLYNE Clint
COCHRANE Cochan Cochren Cochron Corcran Corkran
COLQUHOUN Calquhoon Calhoun
COLTRAN Coltraine Coltrane Coltron Coltrone
CONING Connein Connin Conning
CONNELL Connel
COPELAND Copland Coupland
CORBETT McRobert
CORMACK Carmick Cornick Cormick
COWAN Coan Coand Couan Couand Cuan
McGowan
COLVIN Colfine Colphin
COMBIE MacThomas*
COOK Cuick
CORBIE Corbe
COUGHTRIE Caughtrey Coughtree
CRACKAN Crachan Crakan Crekane
CRAIG Craige
CRAIK Craick Craicke Craike
CRAWFORD Craufurd Crafford Craufourd Crawfoord Crawfort
CREICHTON Creightoune
CRERAR McCririck McCrerie
CROCKETT McCracken
CRUMB Crum Crume
CULLANE Cullan
CULLOCH Cullo Kulloch
CUMMIN Cummings Cumming Skimming McSkimming*
CUNNINGHAM Cunigham Cunighan Cuningham Cunnighame Cunynghame
D
DALRYMPLE Dalrumple
DALYELL Daliell Dalzeil
DAVIDSON Davison
DINN Din Dine
DINNELL Dindle Dinnil
DONALDSON McConnell
DONNAN Donan Donane Donnand Donnane
DORMAN Doman Dormant Dorment
DOUGAN Dougane Dugan
DOUGLAS Douglass Dowglas
DOWALL Doual Duell
DREINAN Dranen
DUNBAR Dounbar Dunbare
DUNCAN McConchie
DONALDSON Donaldsone Donnalldsone
DOUGLAS Douglass
DUNCAN Doncan Douncan Dowcan
DUNSE Dunce
E
EDGAR Edyer Edyr Edzer Edzr Egger
ERSKINE Askin Erskyne