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This unusual and interesting surname is of Scottish origin, and is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Mac Fhilib", a patronymic from a Gaelic form of the given name "Philip". Philip is derived from the Greek personal name "Philippos", meaning horse-lover. Some of the namebearers are said to have been standard-bearers to the Campbells of Dunstaffnage, others are included as septs of MacDonald of Glencoe and of MacDonnell's of Keppoch; MacKillop also occurs as a surname in Arran. The surname development since 1433 (see below) includes the following: William MaKillop (1526); Donald M'Gillip (1532); Malcum M'Killib (1547); and Tharlocht M'Killib (1649, Lochtay).

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Jan Clausen

Margaret McKillop, b. 5 March 1847, Quebec, Canada, d. 16 July 1918, Decatur (Macon) Illinois. Baptised Unitarian Church, Quebec. Also baptized Buffalo (Erie) New York in Grace Episcopalian Church 6 March 1855. Mother: Catherine Johnson Father: William McKillop/MacKillip Parents were not married. William McKillop may have been married to someone else. Presumably, he or his family came from Scotland to Quebec.

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