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  • McDowell (deceased)
  • McDowell (deceased)
  • Alexander McDowell (1669 - 1738)
    Updated from FamilySearch Family Tree via brother Charles McDowell by SmartCopy : Apr 17 2015, 19:10:38 UTC
  • Amelia Crain Coppedge (1825 - 1894)
  • Andrew McDowell (c.1680 - aft.1759)
    Updated from FamilySearch Family Tree via brother Charles McDowell by SmartCopy : Apr 17 2015, 19:10:38 UTC

About the McDowell surname

McDowell Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhghaill ‘son of Dubhghall’, a byname meaning ‘dark stranger’, used among the Gaels to distinguish the darker-haired Danes from fair-haired Norwegians. According to MacLysaght, this is the Irish form of the name of the Scottish clan McDougall, borne by a branch which went to Ireland from the Hebrides as mercenaries. However, Black shows that both forms were current in Scotland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_Macdowall McDOWELL'S OF vIRGINIA