John McMillan

Brief Life History of John

When John McMillan was christened on 10 July 1796, in Kildalton, Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Niel Mc Millan, was 29 and his mother, Merran Darroch, was 25. He married Mary MacDougall on 23 February 1822, in Kildalton, Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters.

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John McMillan
Mary MacDougall
Marriage: 23 February 1822
Ann McMillan
Dougald McMillan
John McMillan
Niel MacMillan
Donald McMillan
Marian McMillan
Archibald McMillan
Duncan McMillan

Sources (6)

  • John Mcmillan, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • John Mcmillan in entry for Duncan Mcmillan, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Mcmillan, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Maoláin, a patronymic from the byname Maolán, a diminutive of maol ‘bald, tonsured’. In Scotland the usual form is Macmillan . Compare the Irish Anglicized form McMullan and Mullen 1.

History: This is the name of a Scottish clan traditionally associated with lands in Knapdale, Argyll. Tradition has it that they are descended from a married priest or tonsured lay abbot called Gille Chriosd (‘servant of Christ’), who lived in the 12th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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