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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macáin, Ó Maicín ‘descendant of Maicín’, or Mac Maicín ‘son of Maicín’, a personal name or byname from mac ‘son’, ‘youth’.
  • Dutch : from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Macco (see Mack 2).

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