柏瑋
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柏瑋 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 2 decades ago

外國人的姓氏

為什麼有些外國人的名子有兩個大寫呢?例:McAuthur

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  • Anonymous
    2 decades ago
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    樓上的答案不甚正確

    就像 McDonald , McLean , McKinney, McKinley

    這類的姓氏是從愛爾蘭那邊來的

    Mc 的意思是兒子的意思

    也就是McDonald 是 Donald 的兒子演變成姓氏而流傳至今

    附上找到的佐證

    Common Surnames of Ireland - Irish Surname Meanings & Places of Origin

    Ireland was one of the first countries to adopt hereditary surnames, many of which were devised during the reign of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland, who fell defending Ireland from the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014AD. Many of these names began as patronyms to define a son from his father or grandson from his grandfather. Thus, the reason for the common prefixes found on Irish surnames.

    "Mac", sometimes written "Mc", is the Gaelic word for "son" and was attached to the father's name or trade.

    "O" is a word all by itself, signifying "grandson" when attached to a grandfather's name or trade. The apostrophe that usually follows the O actually comes from a misunderstanding by English-speaking clerks in Elizabethan time, who interpreted it as a form of the word "of."

    Another common Irish prefix, "Fritz", derives from the French word fils, also meaning "son."

    所以這是姓氏而不是名字的縮寫

  • Anonymous
    2 decades ago

    非常同意咪咪將的說法, 因為我的姓氐也是McLeese, 來自於Ireland.

  • 2 decades ago

    沒錯沒錯,咪咪將的才對

  • 向賢
    Lv 6
    2 decades ago

    支持"咪咪將"

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  • 2 decades ago

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  • 2 decades ago

    Mc Authur其中 Authur指的是它的姓,Mc是他的名子縮寫

    例如 Hiroshi Kamaya=H.Kamaya

    Source(s): paper references
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