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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


K
KAEG Kegg
KEACHY Cachie Kaachie Kechie
KEAND McKeand*
KEAVAND Cavein Cavend Cavine Kavein Keaan Keand
Keaven Keaven Keffen Kevane Kivin
KEITH Kieth Keth
KELLIE Kail Kaill Kailzie Kale Kalie McKellies
KELVIE Kelvy
KENDALL McKinnell
KENNA Kenney
KENNEDY Kenadie Kenidie Kenned Kennedie Kennidie Kennidy
KER Car Carr Kar
KETTERIDGE McKitterick
KIE Kee
KILPATRICK Kilpatrik
KINCAID Kinkead
KING McKim
KINGAN Kingean
KINGSTREE McKinstrie
KINKETH Kinkeith
KINNIAN Kinneane Kinnin
KISSOCK McKissock McIsaac
KINNIER Kinner
KNIBLO Knible Knibloch Kniblock Kiniblow Niblo Nibloch
KNOX Knok
KYLE Kyll
L
LANDSBURGH McClamroch
LAURIE Laury Lourie Lowrie
LAVERIE Lavery
LEES Leese McLeese
LEITCH Leech Leich Letch
LEITH Lith
LENNOX Lynas
LETTAM Lettome
LILBURNE Lymburne
LIN Linn
LINDSAY Lidsay Lyndsey
LITTLE Litle
LOCH Lock
LOCKART Lockert
LYNAS Lennox
M
MAIN Mein*
MACALL McCall*
MALCOLM McColm
MALYMYNE Malmein
MARTINE Martin Mertine
MARTINSON Martison
MATHESON Matieson
MAXWELL Maxuell
MEIKLEM McIlwham
MEIN Mean Main
MELVEN Melwayen
MILLIGAN Millighen Milliken Muligane Mulliken
MILLAR Miller
MILROY Malrie Milrie
MILWAIN Melville
MINNUCK Minnoch Monoch Munnoch
MOFFAT Moffatt Moffite
MONTGOMERIE McGarmory
MORISON Morishon Morisone Murishon Murrishon
MORTON Mortene Mortone Mortoun
MUIR Moore More Mour Muere More
MURCHIE Murcher Murchi Murchine Murchne
MURDOCH McMurdo
MURRAY Mirrey Morray Muray Murra McMorrow
McMurray
Mc Mac and M' are all equivalent and have been used interchangeably in the past.