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DOUGALL : (Gaelic and Celtic.) The black stranger, from Dhu, black, and gall, a stranger, a term used by the Celts to denote a Lowlander, a foreigner, not one of them. The Danes, Swedes, and Norwegians were called by the Irish Fionne Gael, or fair-haired, and the Germans Dubh Gail, or the black strangers. View the DANES results.

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