Can someone from Ireland have the surname McDonald even if mostly Scottish some in Ireland with that surname is a common Irish surname? ?
I met a few attractive women with a name related Scottish McDonald clan or Irish McDonald clan
- conley39Lv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Yes, it's both Irish and Scottish.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Yes, that is possible because the Irish and Scottish are Celts and have similar ancestral languages and cultures. However, people have been moving around the world for thousands of years. You cannot assume someone from Ireland is 100% Irish because they are from Ireland. Most people arent't.
For example, the average person from Spain is only 55% Spanish. In Ireland, people have Spanish, Welsh, French, Portuguese, English and other ancestries dating back hundreds of years. On the census I put my ethnicity as "American" but I am only 15% Native American, so ethnicity for the most part is chosen and made up.
Also remember, people have been cheating on each other probably since humans first appeared on the Earth. That means that you have no guarantee that the last name you received from your father is the actual last name that was passed down from each of your male ancestors for many generations.
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- LudwigLv 72 months ago
No. That name is a registered trademark of the McDonald's Corporation.
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- MaxiLv 72 months ago
Mc/MacDonald is a surname anglicised from the Scottish Gaelic and Irish Gaelic MacDhòmhnaill or Dòmhnallach...meaning 'son of Donald'.... it is a patronym name from both Scotland and Ireland equally...so when surnames were taken the surname was given/taken based on the fathers given name...it has nothing to do with anicent 'clans'
- PearlLv 72 months ago
anything is possible