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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Polish : patronymic from Mach.
  • Americanized spelling of Slovak Mačák, a derivative of the personal name Mach (see Mach 1).
  • Americanized spelling of Croatian Mačak, nickname from the vocabulary word mačak ‘cat’, hence probably denoting a cautious or handy, skillful person.

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