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Title: Origin of the name Levack
Posted by: Donald (Livingstone) Clink
Date: 16 March 2009

Hi Gary, 

In the 1841 Census there is only one family of McLays residing at Wick in the County of Caithness. Beyond that I could not find any of the Northern MacLeays/Macleas/McLeas/McClays of the Ross and Cromarty County variety extending themselves into Caithness the apparent main homeland of the Levacks. Being in such a remote part of the Country is certain that the Levacks have an interesting history. Some of the Levacks I would think would have some Norse ancestry given their ancestors almost certain contact with invading norsemen. As I recall the word Wick itself has nordic roots. 

I am curious then whether the story of the Levack -Livingston connection is rooted in the lowlands where Livingstons resided. There were no highland Livingstons or very few I suspect living in Caithness in the 1800's. 

I would have suspected some sort of connection between Levacks at Caithness County and some of the Ross and Cromarty County Macleays in the North of Scotland a branch of our Argyll Macleas. At least it is possible but I found no evidence there of MacLeay/Maclea contact or an connection to support this notion. 

So I think there is a need to explain how the Levack - Livingston connection happened and where it existed or exists other than just accepting what was stated in a tartan book. I would encourage all efforts to research this Livingston or Maclea connection to your Levack family and look forward to any information you find on the Caithness Levacks. Perhaps there is a short history of the family already written somewhere. If we find any information of further use to you we will keep you posted.  

regards, 

Donald 

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                     Origin of the name Levack20 October 2005Andrew Lancaster
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               Origin of the name Levack15 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
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                     Origin of the name Levack16 March 2009Gary Levack
                     Origin of the name Levack16 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                        Origin of the name Levack16 March 2009Gary Levack
                           Origin of the name Levack16 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                           Origin of the name Levack16 March 2009Kyle MacLea
                              Origin of the name Levack16 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
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                                    Origin of the name Levack18 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                           Origin of the name Levack18 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
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            Origin of the name Levack21 March 2009Alec Levack
               Origin of the name Levack21 March 2009Kyle MacLea
         Origin of the name Levack23 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
            Origin of the name Levack23 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
               Origin of the name Levack23 March 2009Kyle MacLea
                  Origin of the name Levack23 March 2009Alec Levack
                  Origin of the name Levack23 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                     Origin of the name Levack23 March 2009Kyle MacLea
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