Native Surnames of Lewis (12-13th Century) - Working List

 

  • Macleods of Lewis
  • Morison/Morrison (Brieves of Habost, Ness)
  • Macaulay (of Uig)
  • Nicholson/Nicolson - They say its the oldest surname in Lewis?
  • Macleay or Maclennan - little information but present in Lewis 1550's)
  • Macphail (possibly later Mackay) (many origins)
  • Macritchie - see Macphail
  • Smith - Gobha

Non-Native Surnames of Lewis (15-16th Century)

 

  • Macdonald (Lord of the Isles)
  • Macneil
  • Mackenzie (Kintail - Seaforth)
  • Murray (An Gobha Gorm of Dornoch)
  • Mackay (Possible Macphail)
  • Macritchie (possible Mackay)
  • Maclaren (surname changed to Macleay or Macleod)
  • Stewart (introduced by the aids of Chief Roderick’s third wife Barbara Stewart)
  • Maciver/ (possible Campbell Links - share the same crest)

Non-Native Surnames of Lewis (17th Century)

 

  • Campbell - Maciver connection
  • Macfarlane
  • Macaskill
  • Maclean (Family left Mull around 1696 settled around Uig)
  • Craig - Macaulay  connection

Non-Native Surnames of Lewis (18-19th Century)

 

  • Graham - Said to be shipwrecked near Galson
  • Gunn
  • Young
  • Ross
  • Macgregor (Escaped to Lewis, probably during Rob Roy time, they were outlawed)
  • Buchanan
  • Matheson
  • Macinnes
  • Macmillan
  • Macrae
  • Thomson
  • Kennedy
  • Beaton (original family came from Ireland?)
  • Martin/Martyn (Y = Ripley) Name introduced by Martin Martin in the 18th Century
  • Macarthur
  • Maclennon
  • Shaw
  • Finlayson
  • Macsween
  • Gillies
  • Weir
  • Saunders
  • Chisolm

 

 

 

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