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Ayshire Surnames

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BRACKENRID­GE

This name means fields with ridges and ferns.

DICKIE

This surname is widespread across Scotland, especially Ayrshire, Lanarkshir­e and Aberdeen.

DUNLOP

You can learn more about the origins of Dunlops, Dunlaps and other variants at clandunlop.com.

FULTON

This locational name is related to Fullerton near Ayr and Foulertoun near Forfar.

HOWIE

This surname is thought to have its roots in a medieval estate in Ayrshire.

MAIR

Loudoun, Ayrshire, and Rathven, Banffshire, had the most Mairs in the late 19th century.

SLOAN

This is a diminutive of the personal name Sluaghadh, meaning ‘raider’.

TEMPLETON

This name originated in Kilmarnock, home of the highest number of Templetons in 1891.

WILSON

In 1881 Ayrshire had nearly 4,000 Wilsons.

WYLLIE

This an ancient surname associated with the Borderland­s between England and Scotland.

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