I am trying to trace my dad's paternal line. His grandfather James Cairns Dalgleish brought his family to Canada early 1900's. I don't know anything of his parents or siblings, except that he was born in East Lothian in 1872 or 1873.
However, amoung his children are the names John (my grandfather) and Isabelle, both of which are names from many generations in East Lothian. Also, his middle name Cairns was given to three of his sons (and one the initial H) I see there were lots of Cairns in East Lothian too. (actually lots of Isabellas and Johns too)
My dad also thought his dad had a brother Ninian, although I am thinking maybe Ninian was actually a brother of James from East Lothian as I find records of Ninian C Dalgleish born 1880 in East Lothian (he ended up in the U.S.)
Does this fit with anyone else's history?