There has been an interesting notice sent in by Dianne Bergstadt to Chris Paton on his blog, Scottish GENES about Scottish Nick Names that were used by people living in Glengarry County, Ontario.
As Chris points out on the blog, there are very few “Scottish” Nick Names in the list, but it is worth reading to see if your ancestor is included in the list.
Some samples of Nick Names are -
Donald MacDonald = Big Donald The Blacksmith
Sandy MacDonald = Sandy Schoolmaster
John McPhee = Old Man of Cold
John MacDonald = Johnny Alex the Cook
Alex McDonald = Alex the Grocer
The website which has the list is http://www.bytown.net/scottishnicknamesinglengarry.htm
Many thanks to Dianne for sending a notice of the list to Chris, and my thanks to Chris for putting it on his blog this afternoon.