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Origin and popularity of the name MACK


Mack : 1: Scottish and English: from the Old Norse personal name Makkr representing an Old Irish name Mac ‘son’ Latinized as Maccus. It was once thought that Maccus was a form of Magnus but this is not so.2: Scottish and Irish: possibly from a shortened form of any of the many Scottish and Irish surnames beginning with Mac- ‘son’ a nickname that occasionally became encoded as a nickname and thence perhaps as a genuine surname but the evidence for this is thin.3: North German and Dutch: from the ancient Germanic personal name Macco Makko a pet form of a compound name with the first element māg- ‘kinsman’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). In North America this surname is also an altered form of the much more common Dutch variant Mak.4: Germanized or Americanized form of Hungarian Mák Polish Ukrainian Slovak Slovenian or Croatian Mak and a variant of the same Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname.5: Americanized form of the Chinese surname 麥 see Mai 1.


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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