Mac-

Mac-

a prefix found in many family names of Irish or Scottish gaelic origin, as MacBride and Macdonald.
Also, Mc-, Mc-, M'-.


Origin:
< Irish, Scots Gaelic mac son, Old Irish macc; akin to Welsh, Cornish mab

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Mac-, Mc- or M'-
 
prefix
(in surnames of Scottish or Irish Gaelic origin) son of: MacDonald; MacNeice
 
[from Goidelic mac son of; compare Welsh mab, Cornish mab]
 
Mc-, Mc- or M'-
 
prefix
 
[from Goidelic mac son of; compare Welsh mab, Cornish mab]
 
M'-, Mc- or M'-
 
prefix
 
[from Goidelic mac son of; compare Welsh mab, Cornish mab]

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