When Agnes McNeil was born on 22 May 1853, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William McNeil, was 27 and her mother, Mary Blackie, was 25. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with George Smith. She lived in Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1934. She died on 4 July 1934, at the age of 81, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.
Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Néill, a patronymic from the personal name Niall (genitive Néill), see Neil and also Neilson, which was sometimes substituted for McNeil in Lowland Scotland.
History: The Scottish Clan McNeil claims descent from the early Irish king Niall of the Nine Hostages (see O'Neill ), and the name is associated in particular with the island of Barra in the Hebrides, having been brought there from Ireland in 1049. Some members of this clan later migrated to Antrim and Derry in Ireland. A different Scottish Clan MacNeill (spelled with two l's) has a traditional ancestral home on the island of Gigha.
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