WEEMS and WEMYSS
Ancient Scottish surname associated with the caves around the area of Fife, Scotland.
Spellings of the name:
Wemyss - typical spelling in Scottish history
Weems - typical spelling in America
Infrequent variations in the spelling of "wemyss"
Origin of the name
Apparently derived from the Gaelic language "Uamch" (or "Uaimh") meaning "Caves." This is directly related to the geography of the coast of Fife, Scotland, in which a series of caves are found at the location of the modern towns of East Wemyss, West Wemyss and Coaltown of Wemyss.
Clan MacDuff: The Wemyss are a "Lowland Family" directly descended from the Celtic nobles, the Macduff Earls of Fife.
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