McKechney is one of the names derived from the families of the ancient Dalriadan clans of
. It is derived from /the personal names
, where they were a sept of the MacDonalds, descended from Hector (Gaelic Eachann,) second son of Roderick MacDonald, 3rd of Moydart and Clanranald.
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Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations
. In various documents McKechney has been spelled McEachan, McGeachan, McKechnie, McGeachie and many more.