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« on: November 21, 2005, 01:00:51 PM »

Please send any pedigrees for this project to:

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•       List each succeeding generation, using only those four items of information (or substitute another item of information if missing an item)

Anyone is welcome to post your pedigree for this surname on the Pedigree Forum below, but project members should be sure to send the pedigree by email to the administer's email address listed above to be sure it will be posted on the project's Patriarchs Page.

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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2006, 10:40:13 PM »

Good morning,

Surnames that can be posted on this page includes the following and other variants -


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Reyn Nylen
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2006, 07:25:26 PM »

Kenneth MacDermid b. c1832, N. S. m. Jessie Morrison b. c1832, N.S.
Alexander D. MacDermid b. c 1869, Cape Breton m. Florence Hawley b. 7/7/1870
Mary Ruth MacDermid b. 24 May 1908, Antigonish N.S.? m. Agner Raymond Nylen in Honolulu
Raymond Hawley Nylen b.10/10/1935 Honolulu m. Virginia Scriven
Reyn Nylen b. 12/10/1963? Hilo, Hawaii
Alexis MacDiarmid
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2006, 02:07:15 AM »

Great Grandmother, Elizabeth Humphres MacDiarmid 1848-1928  Homesteaded in North Dakota in 1899 Pierce Co. Giard Lake Township
Grandfather Donald MacDiarmid
Father Ivan MacDiarmid

(Ancestors came from Scotland through Canada--I was named after Alexander)
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2007, 12:00:24 AM »

I am a descendant of the line commecing George McDiarmid b c1757 Isle of Islay d c1841. I have added further info that I have also such as died dates. Info from Archibald's death date on is new.
My lineage is--
 Donald McDiarmid b c1797 [d c1875] m Catherine Gillies
 George McDiarmid b c1846 [d c1920] m Mary Srewart
 Archibald McDiarmid b c1869 [d c1960] m Sarah Lawson Andrew
 George McDiarmid b c1890 (Glasgow) [d c1960]NZ m Sarah Murray (Bothwell 1917)
     * Andrew McDiarmid b c1917 d 1917 (Bothwell)
     * Mary Lawson Stewart McDiarmid b c1920 (Bothwell)[d c2004]m  Ronald Clifford Tucker  1942 in NZ
     * Sarah Andrew McDiarmid b c1922 (Bothwell) [d c2003] m Jack Hillman in NZ
     * Barbara Steel McDiarmid b c1928 NZ [d 1976]
     * Elizabeth McDiarmid b c1931 NZ
I am the eldest son of Mary Lawson Stewart McDiarmid. The family emmigrated to NZ c1924. There are no surviving male McDiarmids to this line.
NB. I have info that Archibald McDiarmid b c1869 spelt his name in this manner from his marrige certificate on, but prior to that the spelling had always been McDermid. His parents spelling should be McDermid also I believe. Was the spelling changed when the family moved to the mainland possibly to disguise the origin of the family? Does that mean all the previous ancesters should have been McDermid?
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2008, 09:58:21 PM »

I am a descendant of Archibald McDiarmid who married Isabella McIntosh in 1838 they were married in Greenock, Scotland. They arrived in Australia in about 1839/40. I have no more information on them at all, i would very much appreciate any help i can get.
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2010, 12:25:59 PM »

Duncan McDiarmid, bd unknown before 1700, Kenknock, Glenlochay, Perthshire, Scotland, spouse surname McCarter
Duncan McDiarmid, b1728, Kenknock, m Mary McVean,
Archibald McDiarmid, b1763, Auchlyne, Glen Dochart, Perthshire, Scotland, m Margaret McDiarmid
John McDiarmid, b1790, Wester Ardchyle, Glen Dochart, Perthshire, Scotland, m Margaret McDiarmid
John McDiarmid, b1836, Goshen, McNab Twp., Upper Canada, m Christina Hamilton
Donald McDiarmid, b1894, Boulter, Ontario, Canada, m Myrtle Beam
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2010, 12:34:34 PM »

I am interested in comparing Y-DNA analysis with other McDs.

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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2013, 05:45:44 PM »

3 brothers, shipbuilders in Edinbourgh,   John, Neil, Angus?/Alex? McDiarmid, join british army in c.1811. They arive in USA c.1812,  procede to the white house and burn it. Retreat to Jamestown Ontario Canada as british deserters and stay for 3 generations.  More than one of their grandsons marries an English girl surname Humphrey. Famlies are not prolific,last 4 homestead in Drake,N Dakota,1904. They were John,Elisibeth,Rosa(aunti),and ? John and Elisibeth had 13 kids. The last Donald Lewis Macdiarmid b.1911 d.1986   1904 'Mc" was replaced with "Mac"    ...and thats how grampa told it; cept fer white house part, thats mine
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2013, 08:51:46 PM »

what's the deal with the name MacDiarmid,  It's all over the place...kermitt, dermand ,diarmaid etc. Members of extended families have different pronunciations. Mc vs. Mac and such. I've heard a lot of explanations and none satisfactory.Gramps said "Mac Dur mid and said that in ''''''''''''''olden"times it was MacDurmi. Silent 2nd d but still there in the spelling. Me, the 7 y.o. says "thats against the rules" Gramps assures me that the ancient dead language our name is correctly spelled in had different rules. He never told me the language,I doubt he knew,were it gaelic he would have volenteered it. He told me that we are not decended from royalty,that we're common folk, that our family adopted the name around 1700 when it became "popular" to have a tartan and crest. I ask "how can we just steal a families name"? He said "All the originals died out and the line went extient, there was no one to object. they'ed all been dead for 500 years.    These statements seem to be conflicting with themself, and common knowledge,or explain the number of variations  implying great age. I have created a sinario that will integrate these conflicts and provide meaning and alternative history to the name.  The theory centers around the Abbey of Armits, located inthe basque region of France. The abbey's grounds are pre historic. It is thought founded by early settlers from the levant,Eturia,orAram on account of its roots. The language of the people this abbey has served is basque and the basque people  made this abbey their center of expansion during the middle ages. Those who imigrated were encouraged to adopt a surname prefix of De or dell to Armits, meaning "of Armits". "Di" was specificaly discourged because of it implied diety. These Dearmits were probly at the battle of hastings or followed soonafter. They found a kindred people in argyle,traders frome a thousand years previous;Tartassians/Etuscean/Phonicans mix. Here they ruled underloose  Norman supervision untill their conquest by clan campbell which was about the time of the name adoption, going from DeArmits to McDiarmid was'nt much of a strech,, esp. for the illiterate, however, DeArmits had already undergone a massive profusion of forms, so the name McDiarmid was reborn with many pronuncations. the nature of the Basque language is to change and change fast.By the 1500's it had become so diffused that it had no center and literature became difficult. The result was the "Bearn consolidation" and dictionary. All variant basque languages were lost. What is left is fully understood by none, and partialy understood by all. Basque is related to raet,etus,poni,aram, and cauccus dialects,possibly tartas ibero liguri,straits of armid s/w italy, 
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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2016, 03:53:04 PM »

I go back to
John macdermid handloom weaver bc1780   d circa 1830 m janet Renfrew 1788 d 1867 Eastwood near Glasgow

They married in 1826 pollochshaw renfrewshire

Spellings varied according to census or registrations

.....children Agnes Renfrew Madarmid B.c 1826...

.....duncan macdermaid b1829  clothdryer Pollockshaw renfrewshire.  d1903 Oldmonkland
   m.Agnes McFarlane b1828 Means Renfrewshire
......their children ....Walter McDermid 1857..duncan macdearmid born 1859
                      Malcolm mcDiarmid 1861 .John 1863.alexander 1866

Malcolm McDiarmid/McDermid was my great grandfather B 10/06/1861in oldmonkland Lanarkshire
He was a cloth lapper d 1910 cambuslang
M jean Kyle BC 1863 d c1919 cambuslang
Children all born /cambuslang or oldmonkland  surname started to be more consistent
Duncan macdermid 1882 d 1910
Agnesb1885 m james robinsonb1891 d.1966. In USA

Jeannie b1889 d1995newzealiand
M james diff black1893-1997

Andrew Kyle MacDermid b1891d1964 m Elizabeth Mcdiarmid in 1920
Malcolm 1894 m 1920 Lizzie dougall cambuslang d19666 Australia

James Kyle MacDermid 1902 Meagan Ross 1925 in Brooklyn   d 1982 new York

My grandfather Thomas Allan MacDermid able seaman royal navy b1903 m Mary Blain Stevenson in 1925

Christine b1907 cambuslang d 1992 new York
Married john h. .kelly B 1906 Scotland

And john B 1910 cambuslang d 1982 Florida USA

My grandfather had Mary m macdermid b1925
And my father Eric MacDermid b1930 Glasgow d. 2003  cragganmore

Apologies if format not correct .can I had grandfather's cousins that I know of at a later date ...I suppose we dont publish living people
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