Boy name origins & meanings
- English : Capable
- Latin : Great
- Scottish : Mack's well
Family name origins & meanings
- Scottish : habitational name from a place near Melrose in Roxburghshire. The place name is first recorded in 1144 in the formMackeswell ‘Mack’s spring or stream (Old Englishwell(a))’.
- Irish : this surname is common in Ulster, where it has sometimes been adopted as an alternative to Miskell.
- Jewish : arbitrary adoption of the Scottish name, or Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.