Nicknames Used by Scottish Settlers in Glengarry County, Ontario, Canada
January 27, 2009:
Thanks to Alexa Pritchard who has sent us a copy of a type-written list of Scottish
nicknames used in Glengarry County, Ontario, Canada.
It's difficult today for us to sort out all of the persons who had the same names and lived
within a concentrated settlement area. Especially the surname McDonald / MacDonald /
McDonnell in a Scottish environment. Contemporary families and friends assigned distinctive
nicknames to differentiate amongst the various individuals.
I was given the list 10 years ago by Donald Fraser who is now 97, and is/was the local
historian. It was clearly an old list even in 1990, pages are yellowed. I'd lost it in my
office papers and it surfaced on the weekend. Too valuable not to be shared.
Munro & Morris Funeral Homes Ltd. in Glengarry County
Maxville, Alexandria and Lancaster, Ontario, Canada
February 4, 2012:
Here is a text list of the individual surnames which appear in the following images:
Cameron Charlebois Chisholm Grant Irvine Kennedy MacArthur MacCormick MacCrimmon MacDonald MacDougald MacDougall MacGilles / McGillis
MacGillie MacGillivery / McGillivray MacIntosh MacKinnon MacLaren MacLellan MacLeod MacLennan MacMaster MacMillan MacPhee MacPherson
MacRae McDougall Tomb Weir, also Knoydart, Scotland
Sorry but the names struck out are due to my highlighter. They are:
Alex MacPhee = Sandy Moggans
Alex MacPhee = Lord Glengarry
Angus MacPhee = Angus The Drover
John MacPhee = Old Man of Gold Potach-an-or
Alex MacPhee = Tobacco MacPhee
Alex MacPhee = Sandy Moggans
Alex McPhee = Whiskey MacPhee
Donald Fraser's MacPhee, Protestant, was "Lord Glengarry"
Donald McPhee of Con 5 Lot 27 was "Donald Angus The Piper McPhee"
May 18, 2012:
I was researching a relative of a friend of mine because somewhere
along the line we're distant cousins, and came upon the following
I got there via the Canada GenWeb page for Glengarry County:
Just wanted you to know that the two nicknames for John MacDonald
right at the top of your sheet -- Old Woman and Caillach (which means
"old woman"...no idea why a man would be given this nickname) Knoidart
-- caught my eye because I once worked on the peninsula of Knoydart in
the Western Highlands of Scotland and the family name for the Lord
whose land it was....yup, MacDonald! The peninsula is north of
Mallaig (the end of the steam locomotive line running from Fort
William, used in the Harry Potter movies) at the southern end of the
Isle of Skye.
Thought you might find that tidbit of interest,
(searching for Nancy Albright, who was born in either Glengarry,
Canada or Glengarry, Scotland and married John LaLonde....I haven't
been able to find info on either of them, but my friend was told his
GGrandfather John LaLonde was a descendant of the original LaLonde,
who was my ancestor as well)
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