Searching for any MacArthur's whose ancestors came from Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

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I would also be happy to hear from MacArthur's who may have DNA tested.

Many Thanks

Donnie Macdonald
in Genealogy Help by Donnie Macdonald G2G1 (1.4k points)

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Murdo Mac Arthur

Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954

birth:

Lewis Scotland

immigration:

from 1895 to 1924

Vermont, United States

Murdo Macarthur

Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954

birth:

Lewis Scotland

immigration:

from 1895 to 1924

Vermont, United States

John Macarthur

United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956

birth:

, isle of lewis , Scotland

immigration:

28 May 1938

other:

28 May 1938

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)

Click on the map of Scotland to see in which counties the Macarthur surname is concentrated. 

https://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=mcarthur

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Hi Donny

I have MacArthur ancestry from the Isle Of Lewis, beginning with my grandmother Marie(Mary) MacArthur born February 17th, 1884 in Knock, Carloway. She was the daughter of Arthur MacArthur and Catherine Macaskill.
by Chrissie Brearley G2G Crew (360 points)
Many thanks for getting in touch.

My Macarthur family came from Carloway as well. They were based on Borghasdan before relocating to Park, Carloway. Prior to living in Carloway, the Macarthurs had been settled in Bosta on the neighbouring island of Bernera. My GGG Grandfather, Calum Macarthur born c. 1790 left Bosta to settle in Borghasdan. I believe that his brother, Archibald 'Gilleasbuig Bodhar' Macarthur moved to Knock Carloway around the same time.

Kind Regards

Donnie
Hi Donny

My 3x G Grandfather was an Archibald "Guilleasbuig" MacArthur, born in Knock,Carlowoway in 1761. He was the son of Donald Macarthur, born in Carloway in 1730.

Donald may have been the son of an  Angus Macarthur who was born at Bosta, Bernera, (but there are no records for this)!

Can't find a "Calum" relation anywhere though.

Regarding the origins of Clan Arthur, I did read a theory somewhere that they came from around Lennox, Strathclyde before moving to Argyll, and that they were descended from ancient Brythonic peoples. That would suggest they were related to the old Cornish and Welsh, as well as the Brythonic in Cumbria. But it is so far back in the mists of time, who really knows?

If you are on Gedmatch, my kit no. is A040435.

Regards
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Hi. I've had my DNA tested. I'm the eldest child of William James McArthur, and my name is Cecelia (McArthur) Griffiths. I'd be very interested in sharing information.
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Hi My 6th Great Grandpa Is Donald Mac Arthur, Archibald is my great uncle, Peter his brother is my 5th great grandpa.
by Jody B G2G Rookie (230 points)
edited by Jody B

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