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Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. mik-LOCK-lin, mig-LOCK-lin, mi-GLOCK-lin, mik-LOF-lin, mig-LOF-lin, mi-GLOF-lin  [key]
Other Forms FormsMaclachlan, Maclochlan

Meaning & History

A Scottish clan traced as far back as the 11th Century AD/CE.

Mc/Mac meaning "Son of", lach/loch meaning "Lake" and lan meaning "Land". The name as a whole denotes "Child of the land of the lakes."
Alternately; Lochlann was used to describe Scandanvian countries and those from the region, essentially referring to vikings at the time. Adding Mc/Mac could be used to denote families formed from those who stayed in Scotland and Ireland.

Originally from the southwest coast of Scotland, many Maclachlans from Scotland traveled into Ireland and the US, leading to mixed ancestry and usage of the name.
Added 7/15/2014 by anonymous