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LENNOX : (Gaelic.) Local. From the County of Lennox; Scotland. The original name was Leven-ach, the field on the Leven, from the river Leven, which flows through the county, called in Latin Levinia. The river was so called from Llyfn, in the Welsh, which signifies a smooth, placid stream. Leven-achs, for a while spelt and written Levenax, and finally Lennox. Arkil, a Saxon, a baron of Northumbria, who took refuge from the vengeance of the Norman William under the protection of Malcom Canmore, appears to have been the founder of the Lennox fannly.

Origin of name provided by Jean Tosti



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