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Douglas

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Dúghlas, Douglas, MacDouglas, Dúbhghlas

 

The surname Douglas was early written MacDouglas, and the sept is descended from McDuff, Thanes of Fife, Scotland. The origin of the name arose from the Gaelic words "dubh", meaning 'black/dark', and "glas", meaning 'stream'. Douglas in Scottish Gaelic is "Dúbhghlas" and Douglas in Irish is Dúghlas.