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MacLellans of Morar connected to Uist?

Title: MacLellans of Morar connected to Uist?
Posted by: Donald MacLellan on 18-02-2021

Discussion: I am a descendant of MacLellans of Morar, both Beograd Beg and Beorad Mor via Cape Breton NS, Broad Cove/ Dunvegan area where my father, Archie Neil MacLellan was born in 1898. I am Currently residing in Hingham, MA just south of Boston. Presumably my Morar MacLellan ancestors would have traced their ancestry to the Hebridean MacLellans of Uist. I welcome any comments on this assumption.

Also, I have long been puzzled as to whether there is any familial connection between the Hebridean MacLellans and the better known Galloway MacLellans quite some distance away. How likely is it that a common, but independent, devotion to the same saint resulted in near common “root” names that independently evolved into today’s MacLellan name? Could the “Clan” connection be coincidental and not familial? Again, all comments are most welcome.

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