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Title: MacLeas in Caithness
Posted by: Alec Levack
Date: 21 October 2005

Dingwall is in Ross-shire, 100 miles south of the Levacks in Caithness.  I haven't got round to researching Maclea history as it is a relatively common name in Scotland, with a relatively known history. I read recently that some settled in Contin in the 1400s. Contin is at the seaward end of the valley of the river Conon, (Strathconon). The Conon exits to the sea at Dingwall 7 miles away. Contin is a one hour walk away from Brahn, the Seaforth seat of the Clan Mackenzie. This particular set of Macleas became (inevitably) tied up with the Mackenzies.

I should see when the first Maclea reference is in Caithness which might help dispel any connection to Levack if it is pre 1650.

Caithness in the 1600s would have been a fairly inaccessible place to ordinary people. The easiest route would have been by sea. The mountain range dividing the flat moors of Caithness from the Hills of Sutherland led to the residents of Caithness being called, (to this day), the "Gollachs", which is the Gaelic for "strangers". (Another "ach"!) 

I have no access to reference though the week as I work away from home. I see that there is a lot to research / learn though.

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Origin of the name Levack12 October 2005Alec Levack
   Origin of the name Levack10 January 2009Bruce Hislop
   Origin of the name 12 October 2005Alec Levack
      Origin of the name 12 October 2005Kyle MacLea
   Levack and Levach13 October 2005Andrew Lancaster
   Origin of the name Levack19 October 2005Rob Livingston
      Origin of the name Levack19 October 2005Andrew Lancaster
         Origin of the name Levack19 October 2005Rob Livingston
            Origin of the name Levack20 October 2005Alec Levack
               Origin of the name Levack20 October 2005Andrew Lancaster
                  Origin of the name Levack20 October 2005Andrew Lancaster
                  Origin of the name Levack20 October 2005Rob Livingston
                     Origin of the name Levack20 October 2005Andrew Lancaster
                        Origin of the name Levack21 October 2005Rob Livingston
                           Origin of the name Levack21 October 2005Andrew Lancaster
                     Origin of the name Levack21 October 2005Alec Levack
                        Origin of the name Levack21 October 2005Rob Livingston
               MacLeas in Caithness20 October 2005Rob Livingston
                  MacLeas in Caithness21 October 2005Alec Levack
      Origin of the name Levack (Lev-ach)26 October 2005Rob Livingston
   Origin of the name Levack29 October 2005Dawne
      Origin of the name Levack04 November 2005Alec Levack
         Origin of the name Levack04 November 2005Andrew Lancaster
            Origin of the name Levack04 November 2005aleclevack
               Origin of the name Levack04 November 2005Andrew Lancaster
                  Origin of the name Levack04 November 2005Alec Levack
                  Origin of the name Levack05 November 2005Alec Levack
                     Origin of the name Levack05 November 2005Andrew Lancaster
                        Ho'ro na Levach, Levack!13 November 2005Grant South
                           Ho'ro na Levach, Levack, Levich!13 November 2005Grant South
                              Ho'ro na Levach, Levack, Levich!13 November 2005Andrew Lancaster
                                 Ho'ro na Levach, Levack, Levich!13 November 2005Grant South
                           Ho'ro na Levach, Levack!13 November 2005Grant South
   Origin of the name Levack22 February 2007Margaret Anne
      Origin of the name Levack27 February 2007Donald (Livingstone) Clink
      Origin of the name Levack10 January 2009Rene Anderson
   Origin of the name Levack15 March 2009Gary Levack
      Origin of the name Levack15 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
         Origin of the name Levack15 March 2009Kyle MacLea
            Origin of the name Levack15 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
            Origin of the name Levack15 March 2009Gary Levack
               Origin of the name Levack15 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                  Origin of the name Levack16 March 2009Donald (Liviingstone) Clink
                     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
                                 Origin of the name Levack17 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                                    Origin of the name Levack18 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                           Origin of the name Levack18 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
      Origin of the name Levack20 March 2009Alec Levack
         Origin of the name Levack20 March 2009Kyle MacLea
            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
   Origin of the name Levack06 July 2009Dale levack

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