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wilkinson/macdonald link

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Re: wilkinson/macdonald link

Posted: 25 Apr 2003 8:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for your question! We get far too few messages here.

As to the Wilkinsons, they were not affiliated with the Gaelic Clann Dhòmhnuill, AKA the Clan MacDonald. As I stated in a response to another researcher of the Wilkinsons, the name is actually English/Lowland Scots and not Gaelic. This in unfortunately very confusing, as there are many websites and quasi-historical books which erroneously link the Wilkinsons to the Clan.

It is most interesting to me that you heard/read Wilkinsons were in Islay in the 1400s - the people of Islay would all have gone by Gaelic patronymic names like "Dougall Mhac Allan Mhic Iain" or "Mairi Ni Donall", and would not have had fixed surnames.

I hope I have been of assistance.

Clann Dhòmhnuill
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