What's the story behind the surname Mc?
McGiver, McDonald's, McCann. Who came up with that and why?!
- Anonymous2 months ago
Sound's to me It'd involve burger & some fry's zxwcdhjkp
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- Sunday CroneLv 72 months ago
It is part of the Irish and Scots Gaelic culture, no ones knows who first "came up with it" Mc as well as Mac indicates "son of " so Mc Donald or MacDougall means the son of Donald or Dougall.
- conley39Lv 72 months ago
The Mc (or Mac) means "son of". So it was son of and then the father's name.
- LudwigLv 72 months ago
It is a Gaelic prefix meaning 'son of'
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- MaxiLv 72 months ago
Scottish language word for 'son of'
- Red FoxLv 72 months ago
Irish/Scottish origin. Both mean "son of", McDonald, son of Donald; like Johnson means son of John, or Peterson son of Peter. In Spanish, they have the ending "ez", like Sanchez, son of Sancho. Most languages have an equivalent prefix or suffix.
- 2 months ago
It means son of
Mcgiver - son of giver
McDonald's - son of Donald's etc
- L. E. GantLv 72 months ago
Gaelic for "son of". The "Mc" is usually Irish, while "Mac" is usually Scottish. There's a bit of crossover as well.