James Mackay Campbell

Male29 August 1865–

Brief Life History of James Mackay

When James Mackay Campbell was born on 29 August 1865, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Campbell, was 38 and his mother, Jessie Mackay, was 28.

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James Campbell
Jessie Mackay
James Mackay Campbell
James Mackay Campbell
Ann Jane Campbell
Jessie Louisa Campbell
Jemima Ann Campbell

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  • James Mc Kay Campbell, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (3)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 3

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.


Age 19

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).


Age 43

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Scottish: nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked, bent’ + beul ‘mouth’. As a result of folk etymology, the surname was often represented in Latin documents as de bello campo ‘of the fair field’, which led to the name sometimes being ‘translated’ into Anglo-Norman French as Beauchamp .

Irish (North Armagh): adopted for Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil ‘son of Cathmhaol’ (literally ‘battle chief’): see Caulfield and Cowell .

English: variant of Camel , under the influence of the Scottish name (see 1 above).

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

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