Seeking ancestors of Lachlan McLeod, b. 1836 Scotland, d. november 16, 1894 St George Maine

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Good Morning, I am new to Wiki Tree and genealogy research. My grandfather created a modest family website that has allowed me some information to start my search. At this time I'd like to focus on my Scottish heritage and it stops at a stand still about 200 years ago. I am seeking ancestors of Lachlan McLeod, b. 1836 Scotland, d. November 16, 1894 St George, Maine. Listed information of source material is located on my grandfather's website here: http://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=cfb1888&view=0&pid=2524&ver=2074

Any suggestions as to where to search next would be amazing!

TIA, Crystal

 

WikiTree profile: Lachlan McLeod
in Genealogy Help by Crystal McLeod G2G Rookie (250 points)
Lachlan McLeod is likely related to the Lachlan Mcleans: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacLeod.

I'd start by looking through the descendants of the chieftains of clan Mclean: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_Maclean.

The peerage is a good reference: http://www.thepeerage.com

 

Good luck.

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Lachlan Mcleod

Maine Vital Records

Name Lachlan Mcleod
Event Type Death
Event Date 16 Nov 1894
Event Place St George, , Maine, United States
Gender Male
Age 58
Birth Year (Estimated) 1836
Father's Name Alexander Mcleod

CITING THIS RECORD

"Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907 ", database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KCDM-NYD : accessed 27 April 2016), Lachlan Mcleod, 1894.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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Lachlan Mcleod
Scotland Census, 1871
birth:    1836    Argyllshire
residence:    1871    Kilfinichen, Argyllshire, Scotland            

Lachlan Mcleod
Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1891
birth:        Scotland
immigration:    29 October 1883    Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States            

Lachlan Mcleod
Head
England and Wales Census, 1911
birth:        Isle Of Sky Scotland Resident, Invernessshire
residence:    1911    Sunderland, Sunderland, Durham, England            
 
Lachlan Macleod
Scotland Census, 1841
birth:    1836    Invernessshire
residence:    1841    Strath, Invernessshire, Scotland            

Lauchlin Mcleod
Scotland Census, 1841
birth:    1836    Forfarshire (Angus)
residence:    1841    Mains, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland            

Lachlin Mcleod
Scotland Census, 1851
birth:    1836    Inverness
residence:    1851    , Invernessshire, Scotland
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)

Last name: McLeod

The Macleods are thought by some to descend from the old Lords of the Isle of Man, as they began, early in the 18th Century, to add the Arms of Man to their Coat of Arms, but this is by no means conclusive as such heraldic assumptions were not uncommon in the 17th and 18th Centuries. McLeod is the Anglicization of the Gaelic "MacLeoid", meaning son (Mac) of Leod, which derives from the Norse personal name "Ljotr" or "Ljot", originally a double stemmed name of which this word was the first element, probably from "ljot-ulf", ugly wolf. An interesting namebearers, listed in the "Dictionary of National Biography", were: Mary MacLeod (1569 - 1674), the Gaelic "Poetess of the Isles", whose poems were chiefly panegyrics of the MacLeods; and John McLeod (1777 - 1820), a naval surgeon and author, who was concerned in the capture of a French ship, and tried for piracy. A Coat of Arms granted to a family of the name is described thus: "Quarterly, first and fourth, blue a castle triple-towered and embattled silver masoned black windows and porch red; second and third, red three legs in armour conjoined at the upper part of the thigh proper placed in triangle and garnished and spurred gold, the arms of the Isle of Man, all within a bordure embattled gold. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Gillandres MacLeod, which was dated 1227, in the "Acts of Parliament of Scotland", during the reign of King Alexander 11 of Scotland, 1214 - 1249. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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