James Menzies

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Born in Closeburn, Ayrshire, Scotland on 18 Feb 1783 to George Menzies and Jean Todd.

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Surname meaning for "Menzies"

Scottish: variant of Manners, in which the z originally represented Middle English letter ? (yogh), representing a sound similar to modern English y. The surname is still pronounced mingiz in Scotland. It has been Gaelicized as

Méinn
, from which come the English forms
Mein
and
Mien
. The patronymic forms
McMenzies
,
McMon(n)ies
,
McMin(n)
, and
McMyn
represent adapations of the name to the predominant pattern of Highland surnames.

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