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Re: Kaighin is not Turkish
Posted by: Greg Kaighin (ID *****6065) Date: December 07, 2008 at 13:08:56
In Reply to: Re: Kaighin is not Turkish by Korkmaz Ahmet of 66

How clear can I make this? KAYGIN IS NOT KAIGHIN. You are correct only in that the spelling of some names were changed during the immigration process. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN TO KAIGHIN! My name is MANX! Kaighin is a Manx name derived from the Celtic patronymic MacEachan, or "Son of Eachan". Eachan is an old Celtic version of the name "Hector". The name MacEeachan can be traced from the time of Ulster Kings of Ireland around the 2nd century AD. Ptolomy, in the report of his survey of the Western Isles referred to the MacEachan surname as one of those which was indigenous and of widespread use around this time. The first MacEachans arrived in the Isle of Man in 1092 AD from the area of Galloway in Scotland. All "Mac" surnames in the Isle of Man underwent a transformation between the taking of the Manorial Rolls in 1511/15 and the earliest ecclesiastical records in about 1580. The phonetic stump "K" in "Mac" remained on most names, so in the case of MacEachan, it became the phonetic of "cEachan" or as they began to spell it then "Kaighin", pronounced like "Cack'n" (as it is still pronounced there today). There are five spelling variations in existence today, but Kaygin is not one of them. All those alive with the surname Kaighin or one of the other four variations are all descendants of a handful of Manx MacEachan families in the early 16th century on the Isle of Man. I know this because I have spent a good portion of my life researching these various branches and have been in touch with most Kaighins alive today.

So where's the proof of your claim? Show me some sources that prove that Kaighin = Kaygin and is therefore Turkish. Your logic full of holes.

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