Domhnall I

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[ScG, world-ruler (?)].

Anglicized as Donald. Name borne by many shadowy figures of medieval Scotland, most notably the leader who gives his name to the Clan Donald or the family of MacDonald of the Isles. This Domhnall, who flourished in the early 12th century, was the grandson of Somerled (died c.1164). Domhnall's father Raghnall was the actual forebear of the clan, although the name derives from the son. The spelling Domhnall is both the ScG equivalent of the OIr. Domnall and the ModIr. spelling of that name.

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