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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


F
FALLAS Faulds
FERGUSON Fergusone Fergusson
FINLAY Findley Findly Finlaw
FINLAYSON Findlason
FLEMING Flimin
FRASER Frasser Frisell Frissell
FIE Fee Phie
G
GALLOWAY Galluawa
GERROND McKerran
GIBSON Gibsone Gibsoune McGubb
GIFFERT Giffard Giffart Giffort
GILCHRIST McGiltroch
GILMUIR Gillmur Gillmore Gilmour
GLENDINNIN Glendyning
GORDON Gerdon Gordoun Gordown
GORMAN Gormand
GOWAN Goun Gowne
GRACIE Gressie
GRAHAM Grahame
GUNNION Guineane
GUILIN Guilein Guilline
GULLINE Guline Gullin
GUTHRIE Guthrick
H
HANNAY Hanna Hannah Haney Hanney Hanny
McCannie
HARDSTONS Hardstones
HENDERSON Hendirsone
HENRY McClennery
HATHORN Halthorn Hathorne
HERON Heroun Heroune Herron Herrone Herroun
Herrowne Hieron
HEUCHAN Heuchand
HOLLIS Hollies Hallis Hallies
HOUSTON Houstone Houstoune
HOWAT Howatson McRowat
HUNTER Huntur
HUTCHINSON Hutchean Hutcheon
HUTCHISON McCutcheon
I
INGLIS Inglish
IRWINE Irwin
J
JAMISON Jameson
JARDINE Jardin Jardane
JOHNSTON Jonston