MacKenzie or Mackenzie


Our northern friend's name has been spelled two different ways:  Mackenzie (sixth generation) and MacKenzie (seventh generation) and recently has been added to the current Attic section on Ty's web site as Mackenzie.  Is this a typing error or Ty's attempt to be politically correct?  The Mackenzie clan in Scotland has a history of dating back to the 13th century.  Two notable clans dedicated to preserving their Scottish heritage and traditions are the Clan MacKenzie Society in the Americas (Canada and U.S.A.) and the Clan Mackenzie Society of Scotland and the UK.  It is not uncommon to find the Gaelic derivative spelled either way.  Another note of interest:  there are only two sixth generation Attic Treasures that actually have tag lines on the inside of their tags.  Jack (the U.K. exclusive) and MacKenzie.  All other sixth generation Attics have the "to" and "from" lines.


Sixth generation "Mackenzie"

Seventh generation "MacKenzie"


Wonder where Mac's tag line  "Strong and Free-Patriot of the North!" came from.  Perhaps, Canada's National anthem.


O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy son's command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free;
From far and wide, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land,
Glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.


Some notable leaders and sites in Canada include: 

William Lyon Mackenzie Canadian journalist, reformer, and legislator
William Lyon Mackenzie King Canada's Prime Minister during the 20's 30's and 40's.
Alexander Mackenzie Canada's Prime Minister 1873-1878
Mackenzie river and Bay One of Canada's great rivers and bays named for the explorer Sir Alexander Mackenzie
MacKenzie Art Gallery University of Regina, Saskatchewan