Starting a 2nd thread here:
My ancestors were Maclaines and through DNA ancestry I have several distant matches to Galyeans, Gallions, and Galyens (and being the NW Irish haplotype, they are likely of McGallion/McGalyean). I have gotten my ancestry back to a John M'Clane in Londonderry c. 1630. Upon trying to find his marriage in Scotland, I found a possible match with something very interesting.
In Prestonpans, outside Edinburgh in 1616, John MacClane married Jonet Jolie. In searching throughout the rest of the parish I saw John had a sister named Jonat MacClane and on her marriage record, her father is noted as
After some research, it turns out his surname is spelled correctly and he is the master of Edinburgh College.
Could our lines both have been Makcalyeane and there was a spelling difference circa 1600 and our ancestors were separated? Interesting thought.