When Thompson Virgus Kirkwood McNaughton was born on 13 August 1851, in Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James McNaughton, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Barnes, was 26. He married Jane Elizabeth McDonald on 20 December 1874, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 23 August 1923, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.
Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Neachtain, a patronymic from the personal name Neachtan, a name of the god of water in Irish mythology, which is cognate with Latin Neptunus ‘Neptune’, the Roman sea-god. Neachtan was the name of an Irish saint, but in Ireland such names were not usually given to ordinary individuals and it appears that the surname originated in Scotland. Compare McCracken .
History: The traditional form of this name as a Scottish clan name is MacNaughten. The clan is associated with a traditional seat at Dunderave Castle on Loch Fyne.