Celtic Submitted Surnames

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LOUGHREY Irish
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 meaning "rush".
LOWERY English, Irish
Irish variant of LOWRY
LOZAC’H Breton
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]
LYNESS Northern Irish, Irish, English
Variant of LINES or anglicized form of Mac Aleenan.
MABRY English, Irish
Variant spelling of MAYBERRY.
MAC Scottish, Irish
Variant of MACK
MAC A 'GHOBHAINN Scottish Gaelic
The Scots Gaelic variation of SMITH.
MAC AMBRÓIS Irish
Means "descendant of AMBRÓIS"
MAC AN AIRCHINNIGH Irish
It literally means "son of the hereditary steward of church lands".
MAC AN FHILIDH Irish
Meaning, "son of the poet."
MAC AN TSAOI Irish
From Tyrone
MAC A' PHEARSAIN Scottish Gaelic
Proper, non-Anglicized form of MACPHERSON.
MAC ASCAIDH Irish
Means "descendant of ASCADH"
MAC CANANN Irish
Means "son of CANÁN". Canán is a given name derived from the word cano "wolf cub".
MAC CARRGHAMHNA Irish
A patronymic surname meaning "descendant of Corrghamhain"
MAC CATHMHAOIL Irish
It literally means CATHMHAOL’s son".
MAC CEARÁIN Irish
A patronymic surname meaning "descendant of CIARÁN"
MAC CEARBHAILL Irish
Meaning, "son of CEARBHAILL."
MAC COBHTHAIGH Irish
A patronymic surname meaning "descendant of Cobhthaigh"
MAC COINGHEALLAIGH Irish
Meaning, ‘son (or descendant) of COINGHEALLACH’, a personal name meaning ‘faithful to pledges’.
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."
MAC CONCHRUACHÁIN Irish
A patronymic surname meaning "descendant of Cú Cruacháin"
MAC CONGHAILE Irish
Meaning, "son of CONGHAL."
MAC CON MHAOIL Irish
Means "Son of the short haired warrior''.
MACCREAMHAIN Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of CRAWFORD.
MAC CUINDLIS Scottish, Irish
Means "son of Cuindleas", an early given name of uncertain origin.
MACCUMHAILL Scottish Gaelic
A patronymic surname meaning "descendant of CUMHALL"
MACDONNELL Scottish, Irish
Variant spelling of MCDONNELL.
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]
MAC EACHÁIN Irish
It literally means "Eachán’s son".
MACFAYLE Manx
Variant of MAC PHAAYL. This form was recorded on the Isle of Man in 1511.
MAC FHEARGHAILE Scottish Gaelic
A patronymic surname meaning "son of FEARGALL"
MACFHEARGHUIS Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Gaelic for "Son of Fhearghuis" (also spelled "FEARGHAS") and due to the complexities of pronunciation, has been spelled MacFergus, McKerras, MacKersey, MacErris, MacFirries and anglicised as FERGUSON or FERGUSSON and shortened in Fergus, Ferrar, Ferrie, Ferries, Ferris, Ferriss, corrupted into other forms like Fergushill, Fergie etc.
MAC FHLANNCHAIDH Irish
Patronymic from the personal name FLANNCHADH, which is derived from flann "red".
MAC FITHCHEALLAIGH Irish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of MCFEELY, meaning "son of Fithcheallach".
MAC GAOITHÍN Scottish Gaelic
Meaning ‘son of Gaoithín’, a personal name derived from the diminutive of gaoth ‘clever’, ‘wise’.
MACGILLEBHRÀTH Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic spelling of MACGILLIVRAY.
MACGILLEDHEÒRADHA Scottish Gaelic
It literally means "pilgrim’s servant’s son".
MACGILLEFHINNEIN Scottish Gaelic
It literally means "Finnan’s servant’s son".
MACGILLEUIDHIR Scottish Gaelic
It literally mean’s "sallow lad’s son".
MACGINTY Irish
Patronymic surname from the original Irish Gaelic form 'mac an tsaoi' meaning "son of the scholar". Notable namesake is Irish rugby player ALAN LEON "AJ" MacGinty.
MAC GIOBÚIN Irish
A patronymic surname meaning "descendant of GIOBÚIN"
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.
MAC GIOLLA ÍOSA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCALEESE.
MAC GIOLLA PHÓIL Irish
Means "son of the servant of PÓL"
MACGOBHAINN Scottish Gaelic
It literally means "smith’s son", thus making it a Scottish Gaelic form of Mac Gabhann.
MACGRATH Irish
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]
MACINNIS Scottish Gaelic
From Scottish Gaelic MacAonghais meaning "Son of ANGUS".
MACISAAC Scottish, Scottish Gaelic (Anglicized)
From Gaelic MacÌosaig meaning "son of Ìosag". Ìosag is the Scottish form of ISAAC.
MACK Scottish, Irish, German, Dutch, French
Scottish (Berwickshire) and Irish: from the Old Norse personal name MAKKR, a form of MAGNUS (Old Irish MACCUS)... [more]
MACKEY Irish, Scottish, Scottish Gaelic, Finnish (Anglicized)
As an Irish name with stress on the first syllable, it is an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macdha ‘descendant of MACDHA.’... [more]
MACKINAW Irish
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]
MACLABHRAINN Scottish Gaelic
Proper, non-Anglicized form of MCLAREN & thus a Scottish form of LARSON.
MACLYSAGHT Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA. Edward MacLysaght was one of the foremost genealogists of twentieth century Ireland.
MAC MAICÍN Irish
Means "son of MAICÍN".
MAC MAOLÁIN Irish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of MCMILLAN.
MAC MAONGHAIL Irish, Scottish Gaelic
A patronymic surname meaning "descendant of MAONGHAL"
MAC MEANMAN Irish
A patronymic surname from the given name MEANMA
MACMHÌCHEIL Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of MACMICHAEL.
MACMUIRCHEARTAICH Scottish Gaelic
It literally means "MUIRCHEARTACH’s son".
MAC MUIREADHAIGH Irish
Means "descendant of MUIREADHACH"
MAC MURCHADHA Irish
Means "descendant of MURCHADHA"
MACNAMARA Irish
Variant spelling of MCNAMARA.
MAC PHAAYL Manx
Means "son of Paayl" in Manx Gaelic, PAAYL being the Manx form of PAUL.... [more]
MAC PHÁIDÍN Irish
Patronymic of (a Gaelic diminutive of) PATRICK.
MAC PHÓIL Irish
Means "son of PÓL".... [more]
MACQUAYLE Manx
Meaning, "son of PAUL."
MAC RAITH Irish
Means "descendant of RATH"
MACRITCHIE Scottish Gaelic, Scottish
Patronymic surname of Scottish origin meaning « son of RITCHIE », a diminutive of RICHARD.
MAC SEÁIN Irish
Irish form of JOHNSON.
MAC SÉAMAIS Irish
Irish form of JAMISON.
MAC SUIBHNE Irish, Scottish
Meaning, "son of SUIBHNE" (a byname meaning "pleasant").
MAC THIGHEARNÁIN Irish
A patronymic surname meaning "descendant of TIGHEARNÁN"
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]
MACVEIGH Scottish, Irish
Variant spelling of MCVEIGH.
MADDIGAN Irish (Anglicized)
Derived from Ancient Gaelic O'Madain meaning 'The descendant of the son of the hound'.
MADDOCKS Welsh
Variant of MADDOX.
MADDUX Welsh
Variant of MADDOX.
MAG EITEAGÁIN Irish
It means "son of Eiteagán".
MAG EOCHAGÁIN Irish
It means "son of Eochagán".
MAG FHIONNÁIN Irish
A patronymic surname meaning "descendant of FIONNÁN"
MAGHERY Irish
Name for a resident of the village of town of Maghery in Northern Ireland.
MAGNER Irish, Ancient Germanic
Irish from a pet form of the Scandinavian name MAGNUS, in Ireland borne by both Vikings and Normans.... [more]
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]
MAHON Irish
A shortened form of MAHONEY.
MALEY Irish
Variant of MALLEY
MALOAN Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
A rare variant of MALONE, the anglicized version of Ó Maoil Eoin.
MALONEY Irish
Anglicized form of the Old Irish "Ó Maoldhamhnaigh," which means "descendant of a church servant."
MANEELY Welsh
A Welsh surname derived from 'map Neely' or 'son of Neely'
MANGAN Irish
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]
MANNING English, Irish (Anglicized)
English patronymic from MANN. ... [more]
MANNION Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Anglicized form of Ó Mainnín. Mainnín is derived from Irish manach "monk".
MANTON Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Manntáin "descendant of Manntán", a personal name derived from a diminutive of manntach "toothless"... [more]
MARIGAN Irish
unknown
MATTHIAS German, Dutch, English, Welsh, Greek
German and Dutch: from the personal name MATTHIAS (see MATTHEW).... [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.
MAYBERRY English, Irish
Of uncertain origin, probably an altered form of MOWBRAY. Possibly it is derived from an English place name.
MAYNE Irish
Irish, of Norman English origin but in County Fermanagh used sometimes to represent MCMANUS.
MAYO Irish
a county in Ireland
MCADAM Scottish Gaelic, Scottish
Means "Son of ADAM" in Gaelic.
MCALINDEN Irish
From Irish Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhiontáin "son of the servant of (St) FIONTÁN", a personal name derived from fionn "white".
MCANDREW Scots, Irish
Irish or Scots surname meaning "son of ANDREW".
MCASKIE Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ascaidh, a patronymic from a diminutive of an Old Norse name, possibly Ascall or ÁSKETILL.
MCATEER Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an tSaoir "son of the craftsman" (cf. MCINTYRE)
MCAULAY Irish
Derived from the Irish "Mac Amhalghaidh" from the prefix Mac- (son of-) and AMHALGHAIDH, Old Irish form of the name Aulay/ Auley... [more]
MCCAFFERTY Irish (Anglicized)
McCafferty is derived from the Gaelic MAC EACHMHARCAIGH, meaning "son of EACHMHARCACH".
MCCAFFERY Irish
The meaning of the surname MCCAFFERY is - the son of Godfrey (God's peace).
MCCAFFREY Irish
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".
MCCALVEY Irish
Variation of McKelvey. Meaning Son of rich possessions.
MCCAN Irish
A variant of MCCANN, which supposedly means "son of wolf club".
MCCANDLESS Scottish, Irish, Scots
Ulster Scots form of MCCANDLISH. This surname is common in Northern Ireland.
MCCANN Irish
McCann (Irish: Mac Cana, Nic Cana)... [more]
MCCARD Scottish, Irish
Scottish or Irish: variant of MCCART.
MCCARL Irish (Anglicized)
Probably an Americanized form of MCCARROLL.
MCCARLEY Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhearghaile "son of Fearghal", a personal name meaning "valiant man".
MCCARNEY Irish
From either the Gaelic O Cearnaigh, meaning "victorious", or O Catharnaigh, meaning "warlike".
MCCARROLL Irish (Anglicized)
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic MAC CEARBHAILL (see CARROLL).
MCCARRON Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic MAC CEARÁIN meaning "son of CIARÁN".... [more]
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.
MCCARTY Irish
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.
MCCARY Irish
Variant of CAREY.
MCCAWELL Irish
Anglicanized version of MAC CATHMHAOIL.
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]
MCCLEAN Scottish, Irish
Scottish and Irish variant of MCLEAN.
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]
MCCLUSKE Irish
Irish: Variant of McCluskey
MCCOLGAN Irish, Scottish
Has several possible meanings. It might mean someone from the village of Kilcolgan, County Galway; a follower of St. COLUMBA; or the son of someone named COLGA... [more]
MCCOLLUMN Irish
This name is used in Ireland.
MCCONAHAY Irish
Northern Irish: variant of McConaghy... [more]
MCCONAUGHEY Irish
From actor Matthew McConaughey (1969-)
MCCOOK Irish
Pre 7th Century Anglo Saxon. From the word "coc," meaning to cook.
MCCOOL Scottish (Anglicized), Northern Irish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Scottish and northern Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic MAC DHUBHGHAILL (see MCDOWELL). ... [more]
MCCORRY Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name GODFREY.
MCCORSLEY Irish
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.
MCCOSKEY Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Coscraich "son of COSCRACH " (see COSGROVE).
MCCRARY Irish
Anglicization of the Gaelic surname Mac Ruaidhrí, which means "Son of Rory".
MCCREA Scottish, Irish
Variant of MCRAE and MCCRAE.
MCCURDY Irish (Anglicized), Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mhuircheartaigh, a patronymic from MUIRCHEARTACH, a personal name composed of the elements muir "sea" and ceartach "ruler", hence "skilled seaman"... [more]
MCCURTAIN Irish
From Gaelic Mac Cruitín "son of Cruitín", a nickname for a hunchback.
MCDONNELL Scottish, Irish
Variant spelling of MACDONALD. It is also an anglicized form of the Scottish Gaelic surname MAC DOMHNAILL, which means "son of DONALD".
MCDOWELL Scottish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Scottish and Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic MAC DUBHGHAILL ‘son of DUBHGHALL’, a byname meaning ‘dark stranger’, used among the Gaels to distinguish the darker-haired Danes from fair-haired Norwegians... [more]
MCELHANEY Irish
Irish: variant of MCELHINNEY
MCELHENNEY Irish
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.
MCEVOY Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhíodhbhuidhe meaning "son of Fíodhbhadhach", derived from fiodhbhadhach meaning "woodsman".
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).
MCFALL Scottish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic MAC PHÀIL and Irish Gaelic MAC PHÓIL, patronymics derived from vernacular forms of the given name PAUL.
MCGARRETT Irish
The surname McGarrett is from the two Germanic given names Gerald and Gerard.
MCGARRIE Scottish, Irish
Irish name meaning 'the son of the descendant of the fearless one'.
MCGARTHWAITE Irish
This is my last name, my fathers last name my grandfather my great grandfather
MCGEEHAN Irish
Irish (Ulster) anglicized form of Gaelic MAC GAOITHÍN ‘son of Gaoithín’, a personal name derived from the diminutive of gaoth ‘clever’, ‘wise’.
MCGEHEE Irish (Anglicized, Modern)
Anglicized form of MAC AODHA.
MCGILLAN Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Eoin meaning "son of the servant of EOIN".
MCGILLICUDDY Irish
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]
MCGINLEY Irish
Anglicized form of Mag Fhionnghaill, a patronymic from the personal name FIONNGHALL
MCGINTY Irish
Anglicized form of Mac an tSaoi, meaning "son of the scholar".
MCGLYNN Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Fhloinn, patronymic from the personal name Flann "red, crimson".
MCGORRY Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name GODFREY.
MCGOUGH Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Eochadha, a patronymic from the personal name Eochaidh, variant Eachaidh, "horseman", a derivative of each "horse".
MCGRAITH Irish
Means "Son of Graith."
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.
MCGRAVES Irish
Irish Variant of Graves or a Variant of MacGraves.
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".
MCGREW Irish
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]
MCILWEE Irish
Variant of MCELWEE.
MCINNIS Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Aonghuis meaning "son of ANGUS".
MCKEEHAN Scottish Gaelic
A patronymic from a personal name or byname derived from caoch ‘blind’, ‘purblind’.
MCKEITHEN Irish
Variant of Irish MCKEEHAN.
MCKENNIE Scottish, Irish
An anglicised form of the Irish/Scottish Gaelic MacEacharna, meaning "son of Eacharn".
MCKIBBEN Scottish Gaelic (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname MAC GIOBÚIN, meaning "son or daughter of GILBERT".
MCKIERNAN Irish
Anglicized form of MAC THIGHEARNÁIN, a patronymic from a diminutive of the personal name TIGHEARNA.
MCKNIGHT Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Neachtain, a patronymic from the personal name NEACHTAN.
MCLAOIDHIGH Irish
Means "son of the poet".
MCLEISH Scottish (Anglicized), Northern Irish (Anglicized), Scottish Gaelic
Northern Irish (Ulster) and Scottish Anglicized form of Gaelic MAC GILLE ÍOSA, patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant of JESUS’.
MCLERNON Irish
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]
MCMANAMON Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Meanman, a patronymic surname, created from the given name MEANMA
MCMONAGLE Irish (Anglicized), Scottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Maonghail, a patronymic from the personal name Maonghal, composed of the elements maoin meaning "wealth" + gal meaning "valor".
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.
MCMULLAN Irish
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]
MCMURRAY Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Muireadhaigh, a patronymic form of MUIREADHACH (cf. MURDOCK).
MCNAIR Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Iain Uidhir "son of sallow John". This form is associated mainly with Ross-shire.
MCNAIR Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Oighre "son of the heir". This form is associated mainly with Perthshire.
MCNAIR Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir "son of the steward or keeper".
MCNAMEE Irish
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.
MCNEELY Scottish, Northern Irish, Irish
Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic MAC AN FHILIDH ‘son of the poet’.... [more]
MCNEESE Irish
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois, a patronymic from a shortened form of the personal name AONGHUS (see ANGUS).
MCNICHOLAS Irish
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]
MCPHAIL Scottish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic MAC PHÀIL and Irish Gaelic MAC PHÓIL, both of which are patronymics derived from vernacular forms of the given name PAUL... [more]
MCPHERSON Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain, "son of the parson."
MCQUADE Scottish, Irish
Means "son of Quade" or "of Quade". Some sources trace QUADE to Quatt, an alternative spelling of WAT, short for WALTER.
MCQUAID Scottish, Irish
This surname is derived from Gaelic Mac Uaid meaning "son of Uaid," Uaid being the Gaelic form of WAT.
MCQUINNELLY Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic MAC COINGHEALLAIGH or Ó COINGHEALLAIGH ‘son (or descendant) of COINGHEALLACH.’
MCSIENE Irish
means "son of Siene" in Irish Gaelic.
MCSWAIN Irish, Scottish
Anglicization of MAC SUIBHNE.
MCSWEENEY Irish
Anglicized form of MACSHUIBHNE
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