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Subject: Re: Irish versus Scottish names: Mc vs. Mac
Author: Hanna   (guest)
Date: February 13, 2003 at 7:33 AM
Reply to: Irish versus Scottish names: Mc vs. Mac by Scott McLeod

Everyone knows the whole 'Mac/Mc' is a Gaelic way of saying 'Son of' and everything, but I'm pretty sure 'Mac' was mainly a Scottish thing and as Scottish surnames became present in Ireland, they just changed slightly (as all names do). So the "Mc's" are sort of a more 'recent' Irishization of Scottish names. Me thinks, anyway.
Basically anyone with a Mc/Mac surname has every right to claim Irish and Scottish heritage. Or just plain 'British' to put it in a wider spectrum.

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