Clan MacNeil

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Welcome to Clan MacNeil

Clan MacNeil Team
Team Leader
Team Members Deborah Compton
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Clan Team

Team Goals

The focus of this team's work is to identify, improve and maintain profiles associated with the Lairds and Chiefs of Clan MacNeil together with members bearing the name MacNeil, the related families and those recognised as septs of Clan MacNeil.

Team To Do List

This list will be developed by the Team. If you are working on a specific task, please list it here:

  • promoting the entries of those bearing the name MacNeil on Wikitree.
  • ensuring entries appearing on Wikitree are as accurate as possible, correcting mistakes once spotted.
  • encouraging interest in and study of Clan MacNeil.


Clan History

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Information below this line should be summarized and incorporated into this Team page. Detailed information should be moved to additional Clan pages.

Clan MacNeil

Current Clan Chief: Roderick "Rory" Wilson Macneil of Barra, The Macneil of Barra, Chief of Clan Niall and 27th of Barra, Baron of Barra. Succeeded his father in 2010.

Crest - MacNeil of Bara: On a chapeau lined with ermine, a rock proper.

Crest - MacNeil of Colonsay: an armoured dexter arm with dagger.

Motto: Latin - Vincere Vel Mori; Gaelic - Buaidh No Bas (Conquer or Die)

Region: Highland Scotland and the Islands
District: Western isles
Plant badge: Dryas
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Names associated with the clan:

Gugan MacGougan MacGrail MacGreal MacGreil MacGreill MacGuckin MacGugan MacGuigan MacGuoga MacKneale MacKnilie MacKnily MacNail MacNaill MacNale MacNeal MacNeale MacNeall MacNeel MacNeelie MacNeil MacNeill MacNeille MacNeillie MacNeilly MacNele MacNelly MacNely MacNeyll MacNial MacNiel MacNielie MacNillie MacNily MacReil MacReill MacReull Magneill Magreill Makneill Maknely Makneyll Maknill Nail Neal Neale Neil Neill Neilly Niall Niel

add a story here, find one here [1] or here [2]

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Hello! How do I add this to my tree?

My paternal great grandmother was Mayme/Mary? McNeil, daughter of Peter, son (or nephew living with them? Still searching for proof...) of Donald.

My grandmother, when alive, once told me a story about her grandmother (Donald's wife, Polly?) -that she used to sit in a rocker on the porch to smoke a pipe! Something everyone thought a bizarre thing for a woman to do. I'd love to connect wth kin, and anyone with more info about my gr gr grandfather, Peter.

Peace Sky

posted by Sky (Williams) Wind
Thanks for your question, Sky

I've sent you a pm with instructions on how to add the clan sticker to ancestor profiles. Adding the sticker will automatically place your ancestor profiles in the category for Clan MacNeil. I've also sent information about joining the project, if you are interested.

Sincerely, Amy Gilpin Scotland Project Co-Leader

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin

Categories: Clan MacNeil