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Origin and popularity of the name MCALEER

Origin

McAleer : Irish (Armagh and Tyrone): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Uidhir ‘son of the swarthy lad’ from Gaelic odhar (genitive uidhir) ‘swarthy dun-colored weatherbeaten’. Compare the Scottish Anglicization McClure.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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Geographic distribution of the 808 individuals with the name MCALEER on Geneanet.

 

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    (37 individuals)

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    Variants of name MCALEER

    MCLEER MCLEAR