Hugh MacDuff, Lay Abbot of Abernethy

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Aed or Eoghin (Hugh) MacGillemichael MacDuff of Abernethy (Fife) (Macduff), Abbot of Abernethy

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Birthplace: Abernethy, Fifeshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Gillemichael Macduff, 3rd Earl of Fife and Mrs Gillemichael Hui ???
Husband of Wife of Eochin Hugh MacDuff ???
Father of Hugh (Eochin) MacHugh MacDuff, of Abernethy (Fife); Orm MacDuff of Abernethy (Fife); Duncan beg MacHugh and Hugh (Eochin) MacHugh MacDuff, of Abernethy (Fife)
Brother of Shaw "Mac-in-Toisich" MacDuff, 1st Chief and Ete ingen Gillemichael

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About Hugh MacDuff, Lay Abbot of Abernethy

The use of "Eoghan" for "Aed" is controversial - it is not an intermediary transition from Aed to Hugh, but a completely different name.

Aed (Aedh, Aodh, mutant forms Edh, Heth) is Middle Irish for "fire".

Eoghan is Middle Irish for "born of the yew tree" and is NOT, despite superficial similarity, the same as the Latin Eugenius, "well-born".

Hugh is Norman-French, from Germanic hug, "heart, mind, spirit", and how it came to be a replacement for "Aed", unless by way of "Heth" and based on similar look alone, is utterly unclear.


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Hugh MacDuff, Lay Abbot of Abernethy's Timeline

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Abernethy, Fifeshire, Scotland
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Age 19
Fife, , Scotland
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Age 19
Fife, Scotland
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Abernethy, Fifeshire, Scotland
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