I am from a family who, thankfully, changed thier surname from McDill
to McGill. does anyone know any history of the McDill?
I believe they were Scottish, but more likely Irish, with a name like
that they must be! :)!!
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Interesting that your information shows a change from McDill to McGill.
Here's what I find:
"MacDill: One of the many old spellings of MacDowall, which has become a
fixed surname. John McDill and Michael McDill, followers of the earl of
Cassilis, were respited for murder, 1526. William M'Dill, son of Andrew
M'Dill, burgess of Perth, was charged with playing at the Butts in Perth
in time of preaching, 1589......"
And it goes on to list other proofs of McDills in public records.
Carrying this a step further, the MacDowall's are a sept of the Clan
MacDougall, which is the recommended tartan.
I just recently put up a page for a customer to view the MacDougall
tartan. If you want to take a look at it, see:
On the Irish side:
"Dill: This English name was in Donegal in the first half of the 17th
century and is still found there."
But there is no Irish reference to McDill or MacDill
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