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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish and northern Irish (County Down) : Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ámoinn ‘son of Ámoinn’, a Gaelic form of the Norse personal name Amundr, which is composed of the elements ag ‘awe’, ‘fear’, or ‘edge’, ‘point’ + mundr ‘protection’.

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