Last name: MCCARTHY

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MCCARTHY : This last name is indexed 147,082 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

MCCARTHY : Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cárthaigh ‘son of Cárthach’ a personal name meaning ‘loving’. This was the name of a ruling family in Munster. In Ireland major branches were distinguished by the following epithets: mór ‘great’ in Kerry riabhach ‘brindled’ in Carbery west Cork.

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