Allan, Alan, Allen

From Gaelic 'ail', rock or from the Norman French name Alan Alanus, brother of Galfridus Redberd was a witness in Perth in 1219. Thomas Ailen lived in Jedburgh in 1641. The Sutherland 'MacAllans', son of Allan are really Mackays. The MacAllan is a patronymic so possibly the original Allan was a progenitor of the Mackay clan.

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