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19. Supplementary Blog – Names in Scotland – Part 2: Traditional Naming Schemes

Continuing with Part 2 of the “Supplementary” Blog that started with #18. Names in Scotland – (Part 1: The Origins of the Keir Family Name). We now look at three ‘traditional’ Scottish naming practices. Read on…

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18. Supplementary Blog – Names in Scotland – Part 1: The Origins of the Keir Family Name.

This is yet another “Supplementary” Blog which breaks away a little from our main story-arc. That is we will halt tracing one particular recent branch of the Keir family (ours) as they travel from Scotland to Yorkshire and back again, for a further short space of time.

In this the first of two blogs about Scottish names and naming traditions (discussing a little of what we have discovered in over 10 years of researching) we highlight some of the various stories about the Scottish origins of the Keir family name.  Read on… (below). [In the second part, to follow shortly,  we will look at some of the more unusual naming practices to be found in Scotland.]

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Supplementary Blog – 17. The Innerpeffray Library

Having taken a break from the Keir Family history (over Christmas 2017), we, the Keir Collaboration return in 2018 initially with a series of Supplementary Blogs on various subject matter all with a slight Keir ‘flavour’. To ‘kick off’ we start with a ‘visit’ to the Innerpeffray Library.

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