Scottish Submitted Surnames

Scottish names are used in the country of Scotland as well as elsewhere in the Western World as a result of the Scottish diaspora. See also about Scottish names.
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HUGHSON Scottish, English
Means "son of HUGH".
HUNTLEY English, Scottish
Habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire, so named from Old English hunta 'hunter' (perhaps a byname (see Hunt) + leah 'wood', 'clearing'). Scottish: habitational name from a lost place called Huntlie in Berwickshire (Borders), with the same etymology as in 1.
HUSTON Scottish
Scottish variant spelling of HOUSTON.
HUTCHERSON Scottish
"Variant of HUTCHISON; patronymic from the medieval personal name Hutche, a variant of HUGH"
HUTCHISON Scottish
Patronymic from the medieval personal name Hutche, a variant of HUGH.
HUTTON English, Scottish
Scottish and northern English habitational name from any of the numerous places so called from Old English hoh ‘ridge’, ‘spur’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
HYLAN Scottish, English
Variation of the surname Hyland.
HYSLOP Scottish
Habitational name from an unidentified place in northern England, perhaps so called from Old English hæsel (or the Old Norse equivalent hesli) ‘hazel’ + hop ‘enclosed valley’.
INVERARITY Scottish
Means "person from Inverarity", Angus ("mouth of the Arity", perhaps a Celtic river-name meaning literally "slow").
IRELAND English, Scottish
Ethnic name for someone from Ireland, Old English Iraland. The country gets its name from the genitive case of Old English Iras "Irishmen" and land "land". The stem Ir- is taken from the Celtic name for Ireland, Èriu, earlier Everiu... [more]
JIMERSON English (British), Scottish
Variant of Scottish and northern English JAMESON, based on a pet form of the personal name.
KAYLOR Scottish, German
Variant of Scottish KEILLOR.... [more]
KEGO Scottish
Scottish - Eaglesham, Renfrewshire Scotland
KEILLOR Scottish
Habitational name from a place in Angus called Keilor.
KELSO Scottish
Habitational name from Kelso on the river Tweed in Roxburghshire, perhaps so named from Old English cealc "chalk" + hoh "ridge", "spur".
KELTON Scottish
Scottish habitational name from the village of Kelton in the parish of the same name in Kirkcudbrightshire.
KELTY Scottish
From the name of a village in Fife, Scotland, which was derived from Scottish Gaelic coillte "wooded area, grove".
KENNEBREW Scottish (Americanized, ?)
Americanized form of the Scottish surname Kinniburgh, which is derived from the feminine given name KINBOROUGH... [more]
KENNY English, Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinnigh "descendant of COINNEACH" or Ó Cionaodha "descendant of CIONAODH".
KENTIE Scottish, English, Dutch
Origin and meaning unknown. The name Kentie was spread in the Netherlands when a Scottish soldier, Alexander Kenti, settled at Woudrichem, the Netherlands around 1650. Alexander Kenti was born and raised in the Scottish highlands... [more]
KEOUGH Irish, Scottish
Anglicized, reduced form of MAC EOCHAIDH meaning "son of EOCHAIDH".
KILBRIDE Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic MAC GIOLLA BHRIGHDE "son of the devotee of Saint BRIGID" (cf... [more]
KILGORE Scottish
Habitational name for someone from Kilgour in Fife, named with the Gaelic coille "wood" and gobhar, gabhar "goat".
KILPATRICK Scottish
Scottish: habitational name from Gaelic cill Padraig "church of (Saint) PATRICK".
KINCAID Scottish
Scottish habitational name from a place near Lennoxtown, north of Glasgow, which is first recorded in 1238 as Kincaith and in 1250 as Kincathe... [more]
KINKADE Scottish
Habitation name, from the lands of Kincaid in Scotland.
KINNEY Scottish
Reduced form of MCKINNEY.
KIPPENBERGER German, French, Scottish
Mainly means "Shepard".
KIRKLAND English, Scottish
Derived from the Scottish 'kirk', meaning church, and land. This name denoted one who lived near or tended to the land belonging to or surrounding a church. A famous /fictional/ bearer is Arthur Kirkland, a main character in the highly popular anime/webmanga Axis Powers Hetalia... [more]
KIRKPATRICK English, Scottish, Northern Irish
Habitational name from various places so called from the dedication of their church to St. Patrick. See KIRK.
KISKADDEN Scottish
From the place name Garscadden, which is in modern day Glasgow, Scotland.
KITSON Scottish, English
Patronymic form of KIT.
KNOX English (Modern), Scottish, Northern Irish
Topographic name derived from Old English cnocc "round hill" referring to someone living on or near a hill top.
LAFFEY Irish, Scottish
Reduced anglicisation of Gaelic Ó Laithimh, which is derived from the earlier form Ó Flaithimh, and from flaitheamh meaning "ruler".
LAING Scottish
Scottish form of LANG. A famous bearer was the explorer Alexander Gordon Laing.
LAIRD Scottish, Northern Irish
Scottish and northern Irish: status name for a landlord, from northern Middle English laverd ‘lord’.
LAMOND Scottish
Scottish classical pianist and composer; Henry George Lamond has this surname. It means lawyer.
LAMONT Scottish (Modern), Northern Irish, French
Scottish and northern Irish: from the medieval personal name Lagman, which is from Old Norse Logmaðr, composed of log, plural of lag ‘law’ (from leggja ‘to lay down’) + maðr, ‘man’ (genitive manns).... [more]
LAPSLEY Scottish, English, Medieval English
Combination of Old English læppa ”end of a parish” and leah ”woodland clearing”. Another meaning could be possible.
LAUDER Scottish, Northern Irish
From a village in Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders. It derives from the Celtic Lauuedder, probably indicating a rapidly flowing river, cognate with Modern Welsh llifer meaning 'to gush'.
LAWLER Irish, Scottish
This Irish surname is of Gaelic language origin. The surname derives from the original Gaelic 'O'Leathlobhair' meaning 'descendant of leathlobhair'. Leathlobhair derives from 'Leath' meaning 'Half' and 'Lobhar' meaning 'leper'.... [more]
LEASK Scottish
Named after the village of Leask in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.... [more]
LEATHER English, Scottish
A metonymic occupational name for a leatherworker or seller of leather goods, and derived from Middle English and Old English lether meaning "leather".
LECKEY Scottish, English, Irish
Originally Scottish, but also found in England, Northern Ireland and Ireland. Possibly derives from the barony of Leckie (meaning "place of flagstones", from Gaelic leac, "flagstone") in Stirlingshire.
LEECH English, Scottish
A physician.
LEITCH Scottish, Scottish Gaelic
A physician in Old Scots.
LEITHEAD Scottish
From Scotland "Leith"
LEMON English, Northern Irish, Scottish
English: from the Middle English personal name LEFMAN, Old English LEOFMAN, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + mann ‘man’, ‘person’... [more]
LENNIS Scottish
May be a variant of the Scottish surnames Lennie or LENNOX.
LIDDINGTON English, Scottish (Rare)
This surname is derived from a geographical locality. "of Liddington", a parish in Rutland, near Uppingham; a parish in Wiltshire, near Swindon.
LINKLATER Scottish
Scottish (Orkney) habitational name from either of two places named Linklater (in South Ronaldsay and North Sandwick).
LINN Scottish, Scots, English, Irish, German, Jewish, Finnish (Anglicized), Estonian
As a Scottish and Northern English surname, it is a variant of LYNE. Its usage as an English name is primarily by Scots living in Northern England.... [more]
LITTLEJOHN Scottish, English
Distinguishing epithet for the smallest of two or more bearers of the common personal name JOHN. Compare MEIKLEJOHN... [more]
LIVINGSTON English, Scottish
This surname is thought to be derived from Middle English Levingestun meaning "Leving's town" or "Leving's settlement."
LIVINGSTONE Scottish, Irish, Jewish
Scottish: Habitational name from a place in Lothian, originally named in Middle English as Levingston, from an owner called LEVIN (LEWIN), who appears in charters of David I in the early 12th century.... [more]
LOCH Scottish
From Scottish Gaelic loch "lake".
LOCKHART Scottish, German
Scottish: of uncertain origin, probably from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements loc ‘lock’, ‘bolt’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. English: occupational name for a herdsman in charge of a sheep or cattlefold, from Old English loc ‘enclosure’, ‘fold’ + hierde ‘herd(er)’.
LOMAS English, Scottish, Scottish Gaelic
Variant spelling of "Lomax", meaning a steam pool devoted from Lumhalghs, Lancs. Also variant spelling of "Lennox", meaning Elmwood in Gaelic.
LOOK English, Scottish
From a vernacular pet form of LUCAS.
LOUDON Scottish
This surname is Scottish, although also recorded in England. It is believed to be locational from the village of Loudoun, in the district of Cunningham, in the county of Ayrshire. The placename is composed of the Northern English word "low", meaning a flame or beacon, itself from the pre 7th century Norse word "loge", plus the Gaelic "doun", meaning a hill... [more]
LOVE English, Scottish
From Anglo-Norman French lo(u)ve meaning "female wolf."
LUCKIE Scottish (Anglicized)
Reduced Anglicized form of a pet form of Gaelic Mac Lùcais.
LYN English, Scottish
Variant of LYNN.
LYNDE Scottish Gaelic
Originated from the Strathclyde region of Scotland, meaning "waterfall," and located near the Castle of Lin.... [more]
MAC Scottish, Irish
Variant of MACK
MAC A 'GHOBHAINN Scottish Gaelic
The Scots Gaelic variation of SMITH.
MAC A' PHEARSAIN Scottish Gaelic
Proper, non-Anglicized form of MACPHERSON.
MAC ARTÁIN Scottish
A patronymic surname which means "son of ARTÁN"
MACARTHUR Scottish (Rare), Northern Irish
Scottish and northern Irish: see MCARTHUR and ARTHUR.
MACCAA Scottish
MacCaa has many clan associations; the most prominent being with the Stuarts of Bute, the Clan MacKay, the Clan MacFarlane, the Clan MacDonald and Clan Galloway. The name is a phonetic variation of MacKay, meaning 'son of Aoh (ie the champion)'... [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."
MACCREAMHAIN Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of CRAWFORD.
MACCRIMMON Scottish
Nickname for a person noted as a guardian, and an anglicized form of MACCRUIMEIN.
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.
MACDOOF English, Scottish
It is based off of a book character (or two given names into one).... [more]
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 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.
MACFHILIB Scottish
Means "son of FILIB"
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".
MAC GILLE ÍOSA Scottish
Meaning ‘son of the servant of JESUS’. Compare MCLEISH. The usual spelling in Scotland is GILLIES.
MACGILLEUIDHIR Scottish Gaelic
It literally mean’s "sallow lad’s son".
MACGILLIS Scottish
The MacGillis surname is a very rare surname from Scotland. It means "Mac Giolla Iosa', and translates to "son of the servant of Jesus". The surname was first found in Perthshire in central Scotland.... [more]
MACGILLIVRAY Scottish
Anglicisation of Scottish Gaelic Mac Gillebhràth meaning "son of the servant of judgement".
MACGOBHAINN Scottish Gaelic
It literally means "smith’s son", thus making it a Scottish Gaelic form of Mac Gabhann.
MACGYVER Scottish
Prominently used in the action TV series of the same name, and the title character of that show, Angus MacGyver.
MACHRACH Scottish
Means "campestral" in Scottish Gaelic, possibly a name for someone who lived or worked in an open field.
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]
MACKILLOP Scottish
Derives from Gaelic MacFhilib, meaning 'Son of FILIB'.
MACKINTOSH Scottish
The Mackintosh can is a Scottish clan from Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. The chiefs of the clan are the Mackintoshes of Mackintosh. Another branch of the clan, the Mackintoshes of Mackintosh-Torcastle, are the chiefs of Clan Chattan, a historic confederation of clans.
MACKLIN English, Scottish
Meaning unknown, but it might be related to MACLEAN.
MACLABHRAINN Scottish Gaelic
Proper, non-Anglicized form of MCLAREN & thus a Scottish form of LARSON.
MACLEHOSE Scots
Derived from the Gaelic Mac Gille Thamhais, meaning 'son of the gillie of TAMMAS', Tammas being the Scots form of THOMAS.
MACLENNAN Scottish
Anglicized version of Scottish Gaelic MACGILLEFHINNEIN
MAC MAONGHAIL Irish, Scottish Gaelic
A patronymic surname meaning "descendant of MAONGHAL"
MACMHÌCHEIL Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of MACMICHAEL.
MACMICHAEL Scottish
Means "son of MICHAEL".
MACMILLAN Scottish, English
A Scottish family name. The origin of the name is said to derive from the origin of the Scottish Clan MacMillan. The progenitor of the Clan was said to be Airbertach, Hebridean prince of the old royal house of Moray... [more]
MACMUIRCHEARTAICH Scottish Gaelic
It literally means "MUIRCHEARTACH’s son".
MACNELLY Northern Irish, Scottish
Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: variant of MCNEELY.
MACNICOL Scottish
A Scottish surname meaning "Son of the conquering people"
MACONOCHIE Scottish
The surname of Alexander Maconochie, a Scottish naval officer, geographer, and penal reformer.
MACPHERSON Scottish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Mac an Phearsain", the prefix "mac" denoting son of, plus "pearsan" parson, hence "son of the parson".... [more]
MACRITCHIE Scottish Gaelic, Scottish
Patronymic surname of Scottish origin meaning « son of RITCHIE », a diminutive of RICHARD.
MACROIBIN Scottish
A patronymic surname meaning "son of ROBIN"
MAC SPEALÁIN Scottish
A patronymic surname meaning "son of SPEALÁN"
MAC SUIBHNE Irish, Scottish
Meaning, "son of SUIBHNE" (a byname meaning "pleasant").
MACTAVISH Scottish
Scottish surname from the elements "Mac" ("son of") and "Tavish" (Scottish form of "Thomas").
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.
MACWHORTER Scottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form the surname of the Gaelic 'Mac Chruiteir', meaning 'player of the crwth', a string instrument primarily used in Celtic music. A famous bearer of this surname is the American clergyman, Alexander MacWhorter.
MAIN Scottish, English, French, Norman
Various origins explained include:... [more]
MAINE Scottish, English
Scottish and English variant spelling of MAIN.
MAIR Scottish
A steward, bailiff, or warden.
MAITLAND English, Scottish
Possibly from Mautalant, the name of a place in Pontorson, France meaning "inhospitable" or "bad temper" in Norman French (ultimately from Late Latin malum "bad" and talentum "inclination, disposition"), which was so named because of its unproductive soil; or perhaps it was originally a nickname for an ungracious individual, derived from the same source.
MALLOCH Scottish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic MacIain Mhalaich "son of Ian of the bushy eyebrows", which was the family name of the MacGregors of Balhaldie. The Ian from whom the name is derived died in the early 16th century.
MALPASS English, Scottish, French
Habitational name from any of various places named Malpas, because of the difficulty of the terrain, from Old French mal pas "bad passage" (Latin malus passus). It is a common French minor place name, and places in Cheshire, Cornwall, Gwent, and elsewhere in England were given this name by Norman settlers... [more]
MANSON English, Scottish
Manson is a surname of Scottish origin. It is an anglicised version of the Scandinavian name MAGNUSSON, meaning son of MAGNUS... [more]
MARJORIBANKS Scottish
Reputedly from the name of a Scottish estate (Ratho-Marjoribankis) bestowed on Robert the Bruce's daughter MARJORIE on her marriage in 1316... [more]
MASEY English, Scottish, French, Norman
English and Scottish (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in northern France which get their names from the Gallo-Roman personal name MACCIUS + the locative suffix -acum.... [more]
MATTHEW English, Scottish
Derived from the given name MATTHEW.
MAYNE Scottish, English
Scottish and English variant spelling of MAIN.
MCADAM Scottish Gaelic, Scottish
Means "Son of ADAM" in Gaelic.
MCANDREW Scots, Irish
Irish or Scots surname meaning "son of ANDREW".
MCAVOY Northern Irish, Scottish
Northern Irish and Scottish form of MCEVOY.
MCCAMBRIDGE Scottish
Anglicized from Gaelic Mac Ambróis, "son of Ambrose". This name, influenced in its spelling by the English city name Cambridge, is well-established in Northern Ireland.
MCCAMMON Scottish, Northern Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ámoinn "son of Ámoinn", a Gaelic form of the Norse personal name Amundr, which is composed of the elements ag "awe, fear", or "edge, point" and mundr "protection".
MCCANDLESS Scottish, Irish, Scots
Ulster Scots form of MCCANDLISH. This surname is common in Northern Ireland.
MCCARD Scottish, Irish
Scottish or Irish: variant of MCCART.
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.
MCCLANE Scottish
Means "Natural Wonder" in gaelic
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]
MCCLOUD Scottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of MCLEOD. The spelling was likely altered to associate it with the English word cloud. A notable fictional bearer was Fox McCloud, the main character in the StarFox video game series, including 1997's StarFox 64 for the Nintendo 64.
MCCLUNG Scottish (Anglicized)
Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Luinge ‘son of Lunge’, a personal name probably meaning ‘seafarer’, although the literal meaning is ‘ship’, from Latin navis longa.
MCCLURE Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Uidhir (Scottish), Mac Giolla Uidhir (Irish), "son of the sallow lad".... [more]
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]
MCCOOL Scottish (Anglicized), Northern Irish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Scottish and northern Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic MAC DHUBHGHAILL (see MCDOWELL). ... [more]
MCCORD Northern Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cuairt or Mac Cuarta, apparently meaning "son of a journey", which Woulfe suggests may be a reduced form of Mac Muircheartaigh (see MCMURTRY).
MCCREA Scottish, Irish
Variant of MCRAE and MCCRAE.
MCCRINDLE Scottish
Scottish surname, McCrindle, originating in the area of Ayrshire.
MCCUBBIN Scottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giobúin, a patronymic from the pet form of a Gaelic form of the personal name GILBERT.
MCCULLOCH Scottish
Derived from the Gaelic personal name Cullach meaning "boar". The name McCulloch was first used by the Strathclydes of the Scottish borderlands.
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]
MCDAVID Scottish (Rare)
Means 'Son of DAVID'. A famous bearer of the surname is Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers.
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]
MCDUFF Scottish, Northern Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Duibh, a patronymic from the personal name Dubh "black, dark".
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.
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.
MCGARRIE Scottish, Irish
Irish name meaning 'the son of the descendant of the fearless one'.
MCGILLIS Scottish (Anglicized)
Scottish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Iosa ‘son of the servant of JESUS’... [more]
MCGILLIVRAY Scottish
From Scottish Gaelic Mac Gille Bhràtha from a patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant of judgment’.
MCGORRY Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name GODFREY.
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".
MCHENRY Scottish
Meaning "Son of Henry"
MCINNIS Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Aonghuis meaning "son of ANGUS".
MCISAAC Scottish
Means "son of ISAAC."
MCKEEHAN Scottish Gaelic
A patronymic from a personal name or byname derived from caoch ‘blind’, ‘purblind’.
MCKENNIE Scottish, Irish
An anglicised form of the Irish/Scottish Gaelic MacEacharna, meaning "son of Eacharn".
MCKERROW Scottish
Scottish: of uncertain derivation. Some sources believe it to be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cearrach, Mac Cearrbhaich ‘son of the gambler’, while Woulfe derives it from Mac Ciothruadha ‘son of Ciothruaidh’, a personal name of Norse origin.
MCKIBBEN Scottish Gaelic (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname MAC GIOBÚIN, meaning "son or daughter of GILBERT".
MCKIM Scottish
Means "son of Simon."
MCKINNON Scottish (Anglicized)
Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhionghuin, a patronymic from a Gaelic personal name meaning ‘fair born’ or ‘fair son’. ... [more]
MCKITTRICK Scottish
From Gaelic, "son of Shitrig", a personal name adapted from Old Norse Sigtryggr, literally "victory-true".
MCKNIGHT Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Neachtain, a patronymic from the personal name NEACHTAN.
MCLAREN Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Labhrainn meaning "son of LABHRANN", a Gaelic form of the given name LAWRENCE.
MCLAUGHLIN Scottish (Anglicized)
A Scottish clan traced as far back as the 11th Century AD/CE.... [more]
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’.
MCLOUGHLIN Scottish
Variation of the surname McLaughlin.
MCMATH Scottish, English
Means "son of MATH".
MCMILLAN Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Maoláin, a patronymic from the byname Maolán, a diminutive of maol "bald", "tonsured".
MCMINN English (British), Scottish
Meaning "Son of" Minn"".
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.
MCMURTRY Northern Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Muircheartaigh "son of Muircheartach", a personal name meaning "navigator", from muir "sea" and ceartach "ruler".
MCNEELY Scottish, Northern Irish, Irish
Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic MAC AN FHILIDH ‘son of the poet’.... [more]
MCPETERS Scottish
Variant of McPheeters, itself an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Pheadair, a patronymic derived from a Gaelic personal name meaning "servant of (Saint) PETER".
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.
MCQUARRIE Scottish
Scottish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Guaire, a patronymic from a Gaelic personal name meaning "proud", "noble".
MCRAYNE English, Scottish
Means "son of the queen," combining the surname RAYNE with the prefix Gaelic prefix mac, meaning "son."
MCSORLEY Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Somhairle, a patronymic form of SOMHAIRLE.
MCSWAIN Irish, Scottish
Anglicization of MAC SUIBHNE.
MCTEER Irish, Scottish
This surname is a modern variant of the ancient mhac an t'Saoir which means "the son of the carpenter."... [more]
MCVEIGH Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Bheatha or Mac an Bheatha and derived from Gaelic Mac Beatha meaning "son of life" (see MACBETH).
MEEKS Scottish
In Scotland, the names were spelled according to sound so there are many variations of the spelling including Meek, Meeke, Meik, Meech, Mekie and other spellings. After hard times in Scotland, many Meeks' left for Australia Ireland, and North America.
MEGSON Scottish
Means "son of MEG", a diminutive of MARGARET.
MEIKLEJOHN Scottish
A Scottish distinguishing name for identifying the larger or eldest (Older Scots meikle "large") or elder of two men called JOHN. (See also Mickle).
MÈINNEARACH Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of MENZIES.
MENZIE Scottish
Menzie (originally spelled Menȝie) derives from the surname MENZIES, which in turn derives from the Norman commune Mesnières (known as Maneria in the 1300s)... [more]
MESSER Scottish
Occupational name for someone who kept watch over harvested crops, Middle English, Older Scots mess(i)er, from Old French messier (see Messier).
MICHIE Scottish
My exact source is in the notes.
MIDDLETON English, Scottish
Habitational name from any of the places so called. In over thirty instances from many different areas, the name is from Old English midel "middle" + tun "enclosure","settlement".
MILL Scottish, English
Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived near a mill, Middle English mille, milne (Old English myl(e)n, from Latin molina, a derivative of molere ‘to grind’)... [more]
MILNER English, Scottish
Northern English (mainly Yorkshire) and Scottish: variant of MILLER, retaining the -n- of the Middle English word, which was a result of Scandinavian linguistic influence, as in Old Norse mylnari.
MOAT Scottish
Habitational name from either of two places in Dumfriesshire called Moat, named from Middle English mote ‘moat’, ‘ditch’, originally referring to the whole system of fortifications. In some cases it may have been a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a moated dwelling.
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