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Title: levin folk etymology?
Posted by: Andrew Lancaster
Date: 04 February 2005

On the continuing question of what early links there might have between between the supposedly Saxon Livingstones and the Gaelic Macleas, could it have simply been a bit of folk etymology? It strikes me that the very early versions of both names most have sounded as if they had the same root (something like Levin) although the root in each case comes from an entirely different language.

Regards
Andrew

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