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On the western coast of Scotland and on the Hebrides islands the McGillie family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from a devotion to Christianity. The Gaelic form of the name is M'A'Lios, which is a shortened form of Mac Giolla Iosa, meaning son of the servant of Jesus.

McGillie Early Origins



The surname McGillie was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early rolls taken by the Kings of England and Scotland.

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McGillie Spelling Variations


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McGillie Spelling Variations



In various documents McGillie has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacLeish, MacCleish, MacLise, MacLish, MacGillies, MacGleish, MacGillis, MacLeash and many more.

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McGillie Early History


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McGillie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGillie research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGillie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGillie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGillie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McGillie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name McGillie or a variant listed above: Anne McLeish settled in Pennsylvania in 1833; George and Catherine McGillis settled in Pennsylvania in 1773.

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