(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central
from early times and their first records appeared on the early rolls taken by the Kings of
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Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations
are extremely common among early Scottish names. MacGillis has been spelled MacLeish, MacCleish, MacLise, MacLish, MacGillies, MacGleish, MacGillis, MacLeash and many more.
Many who arrived from Scotland
settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many settlers who remained loyal to England
went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the MacGillis family emigrate to North America: Anne McLeish settled in Pennsylvania in 1833; George and Catherine McGillis settled in Pennsylvania in 1773.