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Origin and popularity of the name DONALD


Donald : 1: Scottish: shortened form of McDonald (Mac Dhomhnaill) from the Gaelic personal name Domhnall; found in 13th- and 14th-century Scotland as Dofnald Douenald Dufenald and Donald.2: Irish (Ulster): possibly also a shortened and altered form of Irish O'Donell.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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