Janet Mcleod

Brief Life History of Janet

When Janet Mcleod was christened on 23 February 1728, in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland, her father, John Mcleod, was 36 and her mother, Anne Fraser, was 39.

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John Mcleod
Anne Fraser
Alexander McLeod
Anna Mcleod
Isabell Mcleod
John McLeod
Janet Mcleod

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  • Janet Mcleod, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Leòid ‘son of Leòd’, a patronymic from a Gaelic form of Old Norse Liótr ‘ugly’, a common personal name in medieval Norway and Iceland.

History: This is the name of a major Scottish Hebridean clan, associated in particular with Dunvegan on the isle of Skye; also, historically, with the island of Lewis. There are two main branches: the McLeods of Harris and Dunvegan (Sìol Tormoid) and the McLeods of Lewis (Sìol Torcaill). Both branches claim descent from a certain Leòd (Norse: Liótr), who lived in the 13th century. — One prominent bearer of this prominent Scottish name, Alexander McLeod (1774–1833), a Reformed Presbyterian clergyman, author, and editor, emigrated to the US in 1792 from the island of Mull in the Hebrides.

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

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