Monday, May 2, 2011
Scottish Names on the Verge of Extinction
Published Date: 02 May 2011
LOUGHTY, MacMicking and Slora have been revealed as among the most endangered surnames in Scotland.
The names are on the brink of extinction due to heirless marriages and altered spellings, new research has shown.
Once-common names such as MacQuoid and Tumbler are now thought to belong to fewer than 20 households.
The electoral register reveals that there is just one Loughty family left, while Slora belongs to just 41 people, with the variant Slorah having five owners.
Other names, including MacCaa, are "presumed extinct", by ancestry website MyHeritage.com.
From The Scotsman
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