Early Origins of the McLetchie family
The surname McLetchie was first found in Galloway
(Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway
, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown
(West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat
. The name was first recorded in Scotland
as early as the 12th century in Ayrshire
Early History of the McLetchie family
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McLetchie Spelling Variations
of this family name include: McClatchie, McClatchey, MacLatchie, McLatchy, McLetchie, McLetchy, McClechie, McClechey, Latchie and many more.
Early Notables of the McLetchie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McLetchie family to Ireland
Some of the McLetchie family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 263 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McLetchie family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name McLetchie (post 1700)
- David William McLetchie CBE (1952-2013), Scottish politician, Leader of the Scottish Conservatives (1999-2005)