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    Letter on the Origin of Iain Dubh Chraidhig

    by  • 3 August 2008 • Genealogy • 0 Comments

    From the Stornoway Gazette, 1959, pertaining to Rev William Matheson’s article on the origin of the Smiths of Uig: Sir, — In the first of his three most interesting articles on the genealogy of the Smiths, Mac Gille Chaluim writes of Iain Dubh Chraidhig.  “This last word must be a place0name but unfortunately we cannot [...]

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    Origins of the Smiths

    by  • 3 August 2008 • Genealogy, History, Tales & Traditions • 0 Comments

    From Rev William Matheson (Mac Gille Chaluim), Families of Lewis (1959) in the Stornoway Gazette.  Rev Matheson begins by explaining how he reckons the Smiths of Earshader (from whom are descended the Smiths of Strome, Valtos, Laxay and Keose) were Morrisons sometimes known as Mackinnons, before they acquired the surname Smith in English.   He continues: If we [...]

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