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Re: Submissions (was coats of arms)

Poster: James and/or Nancy Gilly <KatieMorag@worldnet.att.net>

At 20:19 16-4-97 +0000, you wrote:
>It's the armorial that's got it wrong.  As was documented in my submission,
>the use family names was not common practice in my period/location.  The
>"mac" is a patronymic, I'm Findlaech, son of Alasdair.  Variations include
>Finlaech, Finnlaech, and others.  The use of MacAlasdair or MacAllister as a
>family name comes a good bit later.  
>Perhaps the good heralds are better at the details now, but when my name was
>passed, I was told that "MacAlasdair" was how it would be recorded, even
>though that really wasn't my name.  Rather than argue the point, I yielded
>to the bureaucrats for their recordkeeping purposes.  Of course, as my
>personna as lately wandered toward later period and spiffier garb, maybe it
>was just a foreshadowing.
>Your servant,
>Findlaech mac Alasdair
>(but not of those good nobles known as MacAlasdair)

They did that to me, too.  I submitted the patronymic, with documentation,
as Alasdair mac Iain of Elderslie, and was very surprised when it came back
from Laurel regisetered as Alasdair MacIain of Elderslie, a *very* different

Slainte -

Alasdair mac Iain of Elderslie

James and/or Nancy Gilly


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