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Losing the "a" in your surname. How does this happen?
Hi all. I am an Australian woman that has a wee bit of Scottish heritage and I have married into Clan MacMillan which has been changed to McMillan sometime over the past century. My question is, what might some of the reasons for the loss of the "a"? There seems to be a few skeletons in the closet with family members and nobody wants to talk about something that may have bought shame to the family in the past. Is losing the "a" indicative of a disgraced clan? Really hopeful someone can enlighten me.