I am new to this site and have recently found out i am related to the camerons of Erracht. My name is Joseph paul and I live in Iowa. I was wondering if any one would have any history or information on how the paul's are related to the camerons. it would be greatly apprecatted

 

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Comment by joseph daniel paul on March 26, 2012 at 23:31

wow thank you very much that does help

Comment by Stephen Michael Chalmers on March 23, 2012 at 13:57

This is from the list of Cameron septs on the clan-cameron.org:

MacKAIL, MacKELL, MacPHAIL, MacVAIL, MacVAILE, MacVAILL, MacVALE, PAUL

The MacPhails and the associated spelling variations of their surname are of the same "stock" as the MacBeans and both are said to be MacGillonies in origin.  The ancestor of MacBean of Kinchyle, chief of Clan Bheann, came from Lochaber.  Many of this "ilk" settled near Inverness, upon the marriage of the heiress of Clanchattan and MacIntosh, early in the fourteenth century.  A portion of this clan, known as MacPhails (son of Paul) remained in Lochaber and followed Lochiel.  Tradition holds that the MacPhails at one time occupied Fassifern and were quite influential.

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