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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish (Galloway) and Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Ghoill ‘son of the stranger’ (see Gall 1).
  • Irish : short form of Gaelic names beginning with Mac Giolla ‘son of the servant (or devotee) of’ (see for example McElroy).
  • Scottish : Anglicized form of Mac Ghille Mhaoil, otherwise Anglicized as McMillan.

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