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Macleod Family History & Genealogy

5,543 biographies and 8 photos with the Macleod last name. Discover the family history, nationality, origin and common names of Macleod family members.
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Macleod Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Jan 06, 2022

History

Clan MacLeod (/ˌklæn mᵻˈklaʊd/; Scottish Gaelic: Clann Mhic Leòid; Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: [ˈkʰl̪ˠan̪ˠ viʰkʲ ˈlɔːtʲ]) is a Highland Scottish clan associated with the Isle of Skye. There are two main branches of the clan: the MacLeods of Harris and Dunvegan, whose chief is MacLeod of MacLeod, are known in Gaelic as Sìol Tormoid ("seed of Tormod"); the Clan MacLeod of Lewis and Raasay, whose chief is Macleod of The Lewes, are known in Gaelic as Sìol Torcaill ("seed of Torcall"). Both branches claim descent from Leòd, who lived in the 13th century.

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Spellings & Pronunciations

Mcleod, MacCloud, McCloud

Nationality & Ethnicity

Scotland

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Macleod Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Macleod family member is 70.7 years old according to our database of 3,873 people with the last name Macleod that have a birth and death date listed.

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