Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Scottish Nick Names in Canada

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

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.

No comments: