When Alexander M McKenzie was born on 14 February 1818, in Ardelve, Ross-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander McKenzie, was 45 and his mother, Janet Anne Macrae, was 37. He married Sarah Ann Gilhousen on 26 August 1855, in Warsaw Township, Rice, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 6 May 1887, in Smithland, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Smithland, Woodbury, Iowa, United States.
Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinnich, a patronymic from the personal name Coinneach meaning ‘comely’, Anglicized as Kenneth. Compare the Irish form McKinney 2. The Scottish spelling with -z- indicates palatalization of the -n- (compare Menzies ).
History: This is the name of a Scottish Highland clan, historically associated with the mountainous district of Kintail in nortwestern Scotland, with Cromarty, and with Loch Seaforth (Loch Shiphoirt) on the Island of Harris.
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