Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 2 months ago

What's the story behind the surname Mc?

McGiver, McDonald's, McCann. Who came up with that and why?! 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

     Sound's to me It'd involve burger & some fry's zxwcdhjkp

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  • 2 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.

  • 2 months ago

    The Mc (or Mac) means "son of". So it was son of and then the father's name.

  • Ludwig
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It is a Gaelic prefix meaning 'son of'

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Scottish language word for 'son of'

  • 2 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

  • 2 months ago

    Gaelic for "son of". The "Mc" is usually Irish, while "Mac" is usually Scottish. There's a bit of crossover as well.

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