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    Re: McNeil/Macdonald of Barra, Jura under Macdonald of Glencoe

    December will be two years since my late uncle performed the DNA test for my mother. We have made a few astounding leaps. We have the rare Viking marker which used to be associated with the Macleod and all the Stewart markers. We will do the deep clade test after the first of the year to find out if we are Lord of the Isles or royal bastards. I will stick to the lines I have been able to prove on paper.. Leaving the DNA to my mother..
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    Re: McNeil/Macdonald of Barra, Jura under Macdonald of Glencoe

    One can tell by the posting above, I became very frustrated with my mother's paternal DNA match. Since then, I have discovered a person who was extremely interested in our results. The journalist in me would not let old dogs lay. I have since found out, my grandfather's DNA maybe possibly from the 2nd MacDonald of Glencoe who escaped the massacre. I have actually met another gentleman here in Edinburgh who has the very same markers as my grandfather. He is also a MacDonald.

    Now, Mam and I are trying to find the name change from MacDonald/MacIan to McMillion. (the DNA does not match other MacMillions) This might be a mystery we are never to figure out.
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    Re: McNeil/Macdonald of Barra, Jura under Macdonald of Glencoe

    MacIans of Glencoe were in Argyle also known as the Clan Ian Abrach, descended from John Og son of Angus Og . Chief of clan Donald in the 14th century. In the mid 14th century, the chiefly line of Morrison from the MacCleod family, the heriess married MacIan MacDonald of Ardnamurchan. The heriess persuaded Macdonald to change his name to Morrison and became one of the brieves of Lewis...The family had a falling out with the kinsmen, the Siol Torquil in 1600, which led to the MacKenzie take over of the Isle of Lewis...

    In reading this book, most all of the ancestors were of Norman background and they traveled to Ireland to take their Pictish queens....then they traversed to Scotland......The Normans came to Ireland from the Welsh Borders in the wake of the Anglo Norman invasion of 1169. I believe this may account for my paternal name being Williams but yet we are of German-Scottish and Norse and Pictish..extraction ...

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    Re: McNeil/Macdonald of Barra, Jura under Macdonald of Glencoe

    Mama,

    Thanks for sharing the above info. This is the standard knowledge of how the Clan MacIan came from. The spelling of McMillan really doesn't matter because we know it isn't McMillan unless there was a female influence in the Surname. I believe the name change is from this John the shepherd. It is really too much of a coincidence. Sorta like you have your theory of Bishop Michael Ochiltree and I have my theory about Sir James of Previck and Killieth. The only way it will ever be disproved for either one of us is to find documentation other wise.... :) xxx
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