are used by Celtic peoples.
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Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luachra
"descendant of Luachra
", a personal name derived from luachair
"light". The name is often translated, RUSH
from a Gaelic homonym, luachair
From a Breton word meaning “husband” or “patriarch”
LYNDE Scottish Gaelic
Originated from the Strathclyde region of Scotland, meaning "waterfall," and located near the Castle of Lin.... [more]
MACCONALL Scottish (Anglicized, Rare), Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Anglicized form of Scottish and Irish Gaelic Mac Conaill 'son of Conall', the personalized name composing of the elements con, which is an inflected form of cú 'wolf' + gal 'valor'. Giving the ultimate meaning due to variegated spellings of this specified name, is "Battle-Wolf of High Valor."
MACDUFF Scottish Gaelic
From the ancient Scottish Gaelic Mac duib
meaning "son of the black/dark man." This name may have originated as a ethnic term about the native Scots used by Viking conquestors during the later half of the First Millenium... [more]
MACFHEARGHUIS Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Gaelic for "Son of Fhearghuis
" (also spelled "FEARGHAS
") and due to the complexities of pronunciation, has been spelled MacFergus
and anglicised as FERGUSON
and shortened in Fergus
, corrupted into other forms like Fergushill
Patronymic surname from the original Irish Gaelic form 'mac an tsaoi' meaning "son of the scholar". Notable namesake is Irish rugby player ALAN LEON
MAC GIOLLA CHUDA Irish
Meaning ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Chuda
’, a personal name of unexplained origin. This was the name of a 7th-century abbot-bishop of Rathin in County Westmeath.... [more]
MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA Irish
Means "son of the strange youth", from Irish Gaelic iasachta
"loan" "foreign", hence denoting to a boy who transferred to another family for fosterage, a common custom in ancient Ireland.
First found in County Clare, on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.... [more]
First found in County Monaghan located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Ulster, at Truagh where they were known as the Lords of Truagh.... [more]
MAC UIGHILÍN Irish, Scottish
Means "son of HUGELIN
". the surname was allegedly adopted by the de Mandevilles, a Cambro-Norman family that had conquered an area of north Antrim, a county in Northern Ireland... [more]
Name for a resident of the village of town of Maghery in Northern Ireland.
MAHER Irish (Rare)
The originally spelling was "O'Meachair" which means the 'kindly' or the 'generous'. The Maher family resided in the O'Carrol... [more]
Anglicized form of the Old Irish "Ó Maoldhamhnaigh," which means "descendant of a church servant."
A Welsh surname derived from 'map Neely' or 'son of Neely'
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mongáin ‘descendant of Mongán’, originally a byname for someone with a luxuriant head of hair (from mong ‘hair’, ‘mane’), borne by families from Connacht, County Limerick, and Tyrone... [more]
MAUGHAN Irish, English
Anglicized from the original Irish Gaelic form Ò Mocháin
meaning 'descendant of Mochain'. This name was one of the earliest known Irish surnames brought to England and remains a fairly common surname in the North East of the country.
Irish, of Norman English origin but in County Fermanagh used sometimes to represent MCMANUS
From Irish Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhiontáin
"son of the servant of (St) FIONTÁN
", a personal name derived from fionn
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ascaidh
, a patronymic from a diminutive of an Old Norse name, possibly Ascall or ÁSKETILL
Derived from the Irish "Mac Amhalghaidh" from the prefix Mac- (son of-) and AMHALGHAIDH
, Old Irish form of the name Aulay/ Auley... [more]
The meaning of the surname MCCAFFERY is - the son of Godfrey (God's peace).
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh
"son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name GODFREY
MCCALL Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil meaning "son of Cathmhaol", a personal name composed of the elements cath meaning "battle" + maol meaning "chief". Anglicized form of Mac Cathail meaning "son of Cathal".
Variation of McKelvey. Meaning Son of rich possessions.
From either the Gaelic O Cearnaigh, meaning "victorious", or O Catharnaigh, meaning "warlike".
MCCARTAN Scottish Gaelic
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Artáin
(meaning ‘son of Artán’), which is a diminutive of the personal name Art
, meaning ‘bear’.
MCCARTNEY Scottish Gaelic
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Artaine
, (meaning ‘son of Artan’) which is a diminutive of the personal name Art
, meaning ‘bear’ or ‘hero’. Compare Irish Mac Artáin (see MCCARTAN
), of which this surname is a variant.
Variant of MACCARTHY
. A famous bearer was the famous western outlaw William Henry McCarty, also known as Billy the Kid. His other aliases included William H. Bonney and Henry Antrim.
MCCLARTY Scottish, Irish
The surname McClarty originated in the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. This name comes from the personal name Lawrence. And in Scottish Gaelic 'Mac Labhruinn' translates to 'son of Lawrence'. ... [more]
MCCLINTOCK Scottish, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Deriving from an Anglicization of a Gaelic name variously recorded as M'Ilandick, M'Illandag, M'Illandick, M'Lentick, McGellentak, Macilluntud, McClintoun, Mac Illiuntaig from the 14th century onward... [more]
MCCLURE Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Uidhir
(Scottish), Mac Giolla Uidhir
(Irish), "son of the sallow lad".... [more]
Pre 7th Century Anglo Saxon. From the word "coc," meaning to cook.
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh
"son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name GODFREY
My guess is that my surname was changed sometime in the early 1800's but have never learned how my family name derived from or from where it originated.
Anglicization of the Gaelic surname Mac Ruaidhrí, which means "Son of Rory
From Gaelic Mac Cruitín
"son of Cruitín
", a nickname for a hunchback.
This interesting surname is of Irish origin, and is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic "MacGiolla Chainnigh". The Gaelic prefix "mac" means "son of", plus "giolla", devotee of, and the saint's name "Canice".
MCELWEE Irish, Scottish
Of Gaelic origin, found in Ireland and Scotland. Derives from Mac giolla Ruaidh
, meaning "son of the servant of the red-haired youth", possibly a reference to a Dane or Norseman.
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhíodhbhuidhe
meaning "son of Fíodhbhadhach", derived from fiodhbhadhach
MCFADDEN Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phaid(e)in
(Scottish) and MAC PHÁIDÍN
(Irish) - both patronymics of Patrick (via Gaelic diminutives of the given name).
The surname McGarrett is from the two Germanic given names Gerald and Gerard.
This is my last name, my fathers last name my grandfather my great grandfather
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Eoin
meaning "son of the servant of EOIN
The surname McGillicuddy comes from the Irish Mac GiollaMochuda, meaning 'son of the devotee of St. Mochuda'. It's part of the O'Sullivan sect and comes from the West part of Ireland in county Kerry... [more]
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Fhloinn
, patronymic from the personal name Flann
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Eochadha
, a patronymic from the personal name Eochaidh
, variant Eachaidh
, "horseman", a derivative of each
MCGRATH Irish (Anglicized)
Derives from the Irish surname Mac Craith. Famous bearers of the name include the Meic Craith from the Gaelic kingdom of Thomond in the present-day Republic of Ireland. They were historians and poets connected to the Ui Bhriain kings and earls of Thomond.
MCGRAW Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic Mac Craith
(the earlier form of Mac Raith
) meaning "son of Craith", composed of the Gaelic elements mac
"son of" and Rath
, an old byname meaning "grace, prosperity".
Originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Graith or Mag Raith; these are both derived from the personal name Craith.
MCHALE Irish, Welsh
From the Irish Mac Céile
, a patronymic from the byname Céile
, meaning "companion." This was the surname of a Mayo family, tenants of church lands. ... [more]
MCKENNIE Scottish, Irish
An anglicised form of the Irish/Scottish Gaelic MacEacharna
, meaning "son of Eacharn
This is an Irish Gaelic surname recorded in the spellings of MacLerenon, McLernon, McLernan, and McLorinan. It is mostly associated with the province of Ulster in Ireland, although with some branches in Scotland... [more]
Anglicized form of Mac Meanman
, a patronymic surname, created from the given name MEANMA
MCMORROW Irish (Anglicized), Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Murchadha
, a patronymic from the personal name Murchadh
"sea warrior", from muir
"sea" and cath
"battle". In Leinster this name is usually Anglicized as McMurrough
and in Ulster as MURPHY
The surname McMullan is of old Irish/ Gaelic Heritage, it is with meaning ‘Bald’ or ‘Tonsured One’. It was first founded in the province of Connacht, and comes from Mullan.... [more]
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Iain Uidhir
"son of sallow John". This form is associated mainly with Ross-shire.
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Oighre
"son of the heir". This form is associated mainly with Perthshire.
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir
"son of the steward or keeper".
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conmidhe
, a patronymic from the personal name Cú Mhidhe, meaning "hound of Meath". Meath is a county in Ierland. This family were hereditary poets in Ulster.
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois, a patronymic from a shortened form of the personal name AONGHUS
The McNicholas family stretches back through time to the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The name McNicholas was derived from from the personal name, Nicholas... [more]
MCQUAID Scottish, Irish
This surname is derived from Gaelic Mac Uaid
meaning "son of Uaid," Uaid being the Gaelic form of WAT