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Monday, November 21, 2011
One of our distant cousins that was located via the McCain Family DNA Project is Garth Duncan of the Isle of Skye, Hebrides, Scotland. His people are from Argyll. His surname in Gaelic is Mac Donnchaidh, which was one of the surnames used by the descendants of Donnchadh Mór Mac Eáin (Duncan McCain) in the 1500s. Gaelic surnames in mid Argyll were not fixed and changed several times from patronymic customs. The DNA test confirms we are the same family, though does not provide a neat and tidy generation to generation pedigree. What we do know however, is this family used both Duncan and McCain as surnames and we are a DNA match to each other. Garth is seen above in his normal day wear.