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" The Scottish surname of Wemyss, from the Gaelic word uamh, a cave, was derived from lands now forming the parish of that name in Fifeshire, appropriately so called from the number of caves in the rocks on the seashore there. These lands are said to have... "
History of the County of Fife: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time - Page 162
by John M. Leighton, James Stewart - 1840
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An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names: With an Essay on ...

William Arthur - Names, Personal - 1857 - 300 pages
...Wemyss derive their origin from the family of Macduff, Maormor of Fife, in the reign of Malcom Canmore. The lands now forming the parish of Wemyss, are said to have been part of the estate of Macduff, Shakespeare's well-known Thane of Fife. WENDELL. (Dutch.) Wandelaar, a walker, hence a traveler. The...
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Patronymica Britannica, a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom

Mark Antony Lower - 1860
...very few Lowland families who, through the male line, can claim kindred with Celtic blood. The lauds now forming the parish of Wemyss are said to have been part of the estate of Macduff, Shakspeare's well-known Thane of Fife. According to Sibbald, Gillimiohael, the third in descent from...
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Genealogy and Surnames: With Some Heraldic and Biographical Notices

William Anderson - Genealogy - 1865 - 174 pages
...Fifeshire, appropriately so called from the number of caves in the rocks on the seashore there. These lands are said to have been part of the estate of Macduff, the famous maormor, or, as Shakspere styles him, " Thane" of Fife, in the reign of Malcolm Canmore. Gillimichael,...
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Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography ..., Volume 6

Francis Hindes Groome - Scotland - 1885
...reign of Malcolm Ceannmor. The family of Wemyss, therefore, is one of the very few Lowland families which, through the male line, can claim kindred with...are said to have been part of the estate of Macduff, Shakespeare's well-known thane of Fife, during the reign of Malcolm Ceannmor ; and a little to the...
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