For the longest time, I thought (because I had been told so) that my last name was German. However, after taking German for several years, I found out there is no 'gh' combination in the German language. Then I discovered that actually, the name is Scottish. (Doug, maybe my great, great, great, great grandfather went to school with yours!). Anyway, I also have a fair amount of Native American blood from both my Grandmothers and Dutch from my mom's dad.