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All you have to know about the last name MCNAUGHTON

Last name frequency

MCNAUGHTON : This last name is indexed 18,211 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

MCNAUGHTON : Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Neachtain a patronymic from the personal name Neachtan a name of the god of water in Irish mythology which is cognate with Latin Neptunus ‘Neptune’ the Roman sea-god. Neachtan was the name of an Irish saint but in Ireland such names were not usually given to ordinary individuals and it appears that the surname originated in Scotland. Compare McCracken.

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