Clan MacGill / Makgill
Gaelic Name: Mac an ghoill
Crest: A phoenix in flames, Proper
Motto: Sine Fine (Without end)
Origin of Name: From Gaelic, meaning ‘son of the lowlander’ or ‘son of the stranger’
Clan Chief: Ian Arthur Alexander Makgill, 14th Viscount of Oxfuird
No more than 1 in 8 Gills originally had a ‘Mac’ prefix.
Some MacColls may also derive from this name.
Originally from Islay and Jura – Clan Donald South.
Spelling VariationsMacGill, Macgill, Magill, Makgill, McGill, Mcgill, MacGille, MacGyle, MacGyll, Macan’Gaill, MacGeil, MacGhill, MacGall, MacIghail, M’Gill, M’Gill, Mac Giolla, Mac an Ghaill, Magel, Magil, Magill, McKill
GillsThose from the West Highlands and Islands and would have originally been a MacGill or a MacGillis. Approx. 16% of all Gills are of Scots ancestry. Scots Gills not of Clan Donald may be from Perthshire, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Peebles-shire, Ayr, Dumfries or Dunkeld.