Most of my families come from the Aberdeenshire area of NE Scotland.
A lot of small hamlet names like Rathen, Strichen, Old Deer, New Deer, Tyvie, and New Pitsligo.
Surnames include Roberton, Kerr, Mitchell, Henderson, Mackie, Hayden, Cheyne, Bruce, Farquhar, Tait, and more. A number of these married into the Penny line of Rathen. That family has been their since the 1600s.
Anyone else looking in this area?