McPherson – Daich

The McPherson family with the nickname of ‘Daich’ originated from the same family line as the McPhersons with the bye/nickname of ‘Topp’ and they are direct descendants of Donald McPherson and Mary Fraser who came to Hopeman during 1805 from the Ardersier/Petty area to the east of Inverness.  They were one of the original fishing families.

The village was established during 1805 and there is a record within the ‘Hopeman Estates Register’ of 1806 showing that Donald McPherson, a seaman, was given a plot of land for a house on Petrie Street (now McPherson Street) and this is the same person.

The origin of the DAICH nickname is not known however, it most probably that it would have been from Daniel (15 below in the family tree) as this was a time when there were large families of McPhersons all with the same name due to the structuring of naming children at the time (see Origons of McPhersons).  The name Daich is still in use in Hopeman 2016


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Some Photographs of the Daich family –